I write to congratulate the Mayor of Clonmel Cllr. Denis Dunne in taking up the case of late Brid Cummins in demanding an enquiry into the way in which she was treated by the Local Authority in Galway.
We work with people who are homeless and are very concerned about the fact that people who are vulnerable and in many ways outsiders in our society do not seem to be treated the same as everybody else. In fact, we recently wrote to all 54 councillors on Dublin City Council about a person who died on the street demanding an enquiry and received a very poor response and were forced to pursue the matter with the Minister – a case we are still pursuing.
However, it is very good to see that Clonmel Corporation, led by the Mayor, is prepared to take up cases like this. Unless similar action is taken by local public representatives in all parts of the country those who find themselves outsiders in our society will continue to be treated as second class citizens.
Director & Co-Founder