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Simon Coveney accused of breaking trust with Women of Honour

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Members of Women of Honour, Karina Molloy, Honor Murphy, Yvonne O'Rourke and Diane Byrne arrive for a meeting with Defence Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of Women of Honour, Karina Molloy, Honor Murphy, Yvonne O'Rourke and Diane Byrne arrive for a meeting with Defence Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of Women of Honour, Karina Molloy, Honor Murphy, Yvonne O'Rourke and Diane Byrne arrive for a meeting with Defence Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A former soldier who suffered gender discrimination in the Army has criticised Defence Minister Simon Coveney for breaking trust with the Women of Honour group.

Yvonne O’Rourke said Mr Coveney had acknowledged to her he would have to rebuild her trust when he met her as part of the group last year.


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