Wednesday 17 January 2018

Where is the 'Hope'?

I was very taken by Martina Devlin's article (Irish Independent, December 13). It is indeed amazing that the country is not in uproar.

However, as a healthcare chaplain and one who is involved in suicide awareness, I would be approaching things from a slightly different angle.

I have very deep concerns about the emotional state of a lot of our country's citizens. The recent Budget was the last straw for many people. The savage cuts in the area of health and to the carer's allowance is mind-boggling. Nobody minds the Government having to collect its fair share of taxes, but when it hits the most vulnerable it is time to take a stand.

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