Aontú Bring Limerick Treaty Suicide Prevention Organisation to Dáil to Make Case for New Base
Speaking in Leinster House today, the Aontú Representative for Limerick, Sarah Beasley, along with representatives from the Limerick Treaty Suicide Prevention Organisation made a case to TDs and Senators for a new base, or premesis for Limerick to help the team support those in their darkest hour.
Speaking outside the Dáil, Ms Beasley said:
“Formed in 2018, Limerick Treaty Suicide Prevention is a lifesaving community organisation, led by volunteers like the people beside me here today. Volunteers from every part of society come together to be there for people, in their hour of need. Seven days a week and four nights per week, this incredible group of people patrol the riverways and embankments of Limerick City to help those who find themselves in an irreversible frame of mind during their darkest moments".
Ms Beasley: "The organisation is currently homeless and in desperate need of a new base of operations. This facility could be as simple as a vacant site, which they will refurbish at their own expense. This will provide dignity, privacy from onlookers and sanctuary for those we help. It's a small ask for an organisation that is on the frontline of our mental health crisis, intervening in crucial moments for those at rock bottom".
“I'd like to thank the Aontú leader, Meath-based TD, Peadar Tóibín, for raising the needs of the LTSP Organisation in the Dáil and for inviting us up to Leinster House today to make our case directly to TDs and Senators from across the country. National and local government need to be working together to make sure vital volunteer led community organisations can
continue to do our work. At a time when there are 90,000 vacant sites are across the country, surely government and council can work together to ensure a Suicide Prevention Group that saves lives can have a roof over their head whilst doing their vital work", concluded Ms Beasley.