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Gov agree to meet ex-service people following questions from Howlin

14 February 2019

Statement by Brendan Howlin TD
Party Leader and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland

Following questions in the Dáil from Labour Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD, the Minister for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has agreed to meet the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel.

Deputy Howlin said:

“Following my questions in the Dáil today about ONE’s campaign to highlight homelessness among former servicemen and women, the Minister for Defence has agreed to meet representatives to discuss their concerns.

“It’s a source of national shame, that our veterans who know better than most the power of our national flag, have resorted to sleeping on the streets of Dublin in green, white and orange sleeping bags. 

“The Government need to follow up with the ONE campaign on their concerns. They need to secure a military psychiatrist and also address the legitimate concerns of ONE.”