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Tóibín Calls for Dáil to Return to Leinster House Now

On the floor of the Convention Centre today Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín has called for the Dáil to Leinster House immediately. He stated to the Taoiseach;

“Its reported that Dáil use of the National Convention Centre is €25,000 a day. This is a shocking level of spend given that so many people are suffering so much financially. In my own constituency St Mary Special School has lost funding for hot meals. Children with Special Education needs are getting on buses at 7.30 am and only getting home at 5pm. The school they are attending no longer has the funds to provide a hot meal to these children. Yet its reported that €5,000 a day is spent feeding well paid TDs and Ministers in the Convention Centre restaurant each day”.

"A significant number of TDs are vaccinated. There must be practical steps that can be taken to stop this waste of money now. That TDs would spend with such little care for taxpayers money while children with special needs are deprived of a hot meal is incredible wrong."

By Aontú Press | 18 May, 2021

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