IT is galling of the Government to blame social media for suicides while simultaneously raiding tens of millions of euro from suicide prevention services in order to shore up the budget of the Department of Health.The tragic death of junior minister Shane McEntee is the latest in a string of high-profile suicides that have been linked to abusive messages on social media websites by government TDs.
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