Monday 18 December 2017

Jody Corcoran: It took a suicide for Kenny to react to 'complete injustice'

The plight of Priory Hall victims is heartbreaking but the real injustice is that the banks will get off scot-free

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

With an unerring nose for what is politically unsustainable, Taoiseach Enda Kenny last week promised to resolve what he described as the "complete injustice" perpetrated on the former residents of the Priory Hall development in Dublin.

After two years of toing and froing, Mr Kenny was spurred into action by the death by suicide, and reaction to that death, of Fiachra Daly, a father of two whose grieving partner had, effectively, forced him into action last week.

Last week also saw the publication of three reports, one of which, by the HSE's National Office of Suicide Prevention, suggests that a stabilisation in suicidal behaviour has taken place, a trend to be welcomed even if the suggestion jars a little.

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