The number of children and adolescents awaiting first-time assessment for occupational therapy in the Sligo-Leitrim area is shocking and abhorrent.
The most recent figures released by the HSE indicate that there are currently in excess of 220 young people on the waiting list in this area with 49 of these on the waiting list for in excess of a year.
Last week’s government decision to cut funding for the Housing Adaptation Grants Scheme in Sligo by 12.5% is savage and unprecedented.
This savage and unprecedented cut in funding will have a devastating effect on the elderly and people with a disability.
Well done to all the students who organised and took part in the strike for climate action today. The streets of Sligo were filled with students, chants and calls for decisive action on Climate change.
As an Independent candidate I believe it is vital the voices of the community are heard at a local level in order to address important issues across Sligo – Drumcliffe. Please take a few moments to let me know some of the issues that you feel the Sligo – Drumcliffe area is facing.
Today saw the introduction of an importance piece of legislation. New laws cracking down on zero-hour contracts and precarious employment come into effect today. This offers protection for workers in a range of industries.
I spoke with Niall Delaney on Ocean FM about the Tesco Strike taking place on Thursday 6th of December. No worker wants to be on strike, especially around the Christmas period. However, when 97% of balloted workers vote to strike then something is fundamentally wrong and Tesco is failing miserably to address it.