Hurting our children

READING the front page of the Examiner (August 7) brought tears to my eyes.

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?

Diarmuid Dorney


Co Cork

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