Our cause on Radio and TV, Part 2

This is the coverage from October 2016 up to 2019. For older coverage, go to part 1. For current coverage, go to part 3.

A new committee has been formed with the aim of opening up St Mary of the Angel facility to new residents. The group’s been formed by family and friends of residents in the special needs facility in Beaufort. They want the Government to reverse its policy and open up the centre to new residents. Sarah Keane says decongregation is a ‘one size fits all’ approach and doesn’t work.

29th March 2017: Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge: Another Word for Disabled (RTE Player)
Lynn Fitzpatrick is on the soapbox and has a problem with the vagueness of the word 'disabled' which is attributed to her brother now that the word 'handicapped' is no longer seen as appropriate.

Community Living is Not Always the Answer: Jean O’Sullivan from Dromoughty has two sons with autism. She met Minister Finian McGrath on his recent visit to Kerry and outlined her fears about the future for her son Michael who will need residential care and believes that community living is not the answer.

Finian McGrath on St Mary of the Angels

Finian McGrath to visit St Mary of the Angels – January 11th, 2017
Anne Hannan from St Mary of the Angels Parents’ Group speaks to Jerry about Minister Finian McGrath’s visit.