Funding to Rathangan Youth Services must be protected – Pat Buckley TD

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Sinn Féin TD and deputy Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to commit to protecting youth services in Rathangan, Co. Cork, following news that cuts planned to local services will result in the loss of a counselling and youth work position. Describing the cut as devastating to a community which needs more support, not less, Deputy Buckley said the Minister cannot claim to care about youth mental health while on the other hand cutting the very services that young people depend on for support.

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