Children’s services throughout the country “are in crisis”.
Roscommon Independent TD Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to use the new unit established in his department to focus on improving children’s well-being to prioritise access to such services.
Deputy Naughten says when the Taoiseach resumed his current role in December, he announced that a unit would be set up within his Department to focus on reducing child poverty and improving well-being in order to make Ireland the best country in Europe in which to be a child.
Deputy Naughten told the Dail that it would help if we started by improving access to necessary therapies through primary care services, including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy,
He has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew.