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Monday 18 December 2017

Children's Rights

Children's rights

THE Children's Rights Alliance has said it is "worried" about mental health services in Ireland after a "shocking" number of children were admitted to adult psychiatric wards last year.

The alliance said 32pc of children with mental health problems were admitted to adult wards in 2014.

Tanya Ward, chief executive of the alliance, said: "It's the one area where the Government is doing really badly.

"There are a significant number of children attending adult psychiatric wards and many of the reasons for this are down to a lack of communication and not resources," she added.

Marriage referendum

Trade union Siptu is to campaign for a 'Yes' vote in the same-sex marriage referendum with a series of nationwide briefings.

Siptu hosted a presentation on the case for a 'Yes' vote at Connolly Hall, Lapps Quay in Cork last night.

The union's National Equality Committee member, Suzanna Griffin, said: "Equality is a core value of the trade union movement. Winning this referendum will ensure that workers in same-sex relationships will stand a better chance of being valued as equal citizens," she said.

Two-car crash

A WOMAN in her 30s and a man in his 60s were being treated in hospital last night for serious injuries following a serious two-car collision in Tipperary.

The crash occurred at 3.45pm yesterday and saw two cars collide on the R688 on the main Clonmel to Cashel road, near the village of Stillimity. The road was closed for a time while emergency services attended.

Both the woman and the man were seriously injured and were taken to South Tipperary General Hospital.

Irish Independent

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