Weekly Update – 27th November

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27th November 2023

🗞️ Everyone is still reeling following the horrendous attack on Parnell St. last Thursday. My thoughts are with the three children and the creche worker who were attacked, their families, friends and community and I want to commend the bravery and selflessness of passers-by who risked their lives to intervene.

🚨 Our Dublin Central TD, Gary Gannon TD, raised the catastrophic failures which led to Dublin’s main street being surrendered to far-right rioters on Thursday evening. There must be consequences for these failures: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0CC30UMIiy/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

🗣️ I appealed to the Taoiseach to formally recognise the State of Palestine on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine: https://youtu.be/KzZZ80YD2XA

🔵 The government spent €1.5m on a “Disability Rights are Human Rights” ad campaign. But due to the inaction of this government, disability rights only exist on paper in Ireland. I called on the Taoiseach to sign the Optional Protocol of the UNCRPD to make these rights a reality: https://youtu.be/R_i3XPReuag

🏘️ Over 13,000 people are now homeless in Ireland. Almost 4,000 are children. Cian O’Callaghan T.D., the Social Democrats Spokesperson for Housing, spoke about this government’s complete failure to tackle the homelessness crisis: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0EUZwVs-3Y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

🟠 West Cork Beacon will launch their Sexual Violence Support Services on the 30th November at 10am in Bantry. Author Louise O’Neill will be the keynote speaker. Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/launch-of-west-cork-beacon…

📞West Cork Beacon’s Sexual Violence Support Services helpline can be reached at 1800 832001

🎄Skibbereen will turn on their Christmas Lights on December 1st at 5.30pm

🎅 Bandon will hold a Christmas Market on December 2nd from 3.30 to 7pm in Ballymodan Place

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