Having got to know Aisling McNiffe and her son Jack through Crumlin hospital, I feel her anguish.
Jack is a child full of life and by restricting his SNA hours, the state is denying Jack and other children a chance to fulfil their potential, which will lead to further costs to the state in the future. Aisling is a tremendous champion for Jack’s rights and if she is struggling, what chance do other people that are less eloquent have? On the same page, I read of civil servant Dermot McCarthy collecting a pension of 700,000. I wonder how many SNAs could that fund?