Every one of Ireland’s TDs are being urged to meet with schoolchildren from Donegal today as they protest in Dublin for 100% Redress.
More than 50 children left Donegal early this morning to hand-deliver letters to the Dáil and plead for their right to a safe home.
Children have told stories of pain and heartache over seeing their homes crumble and seeing their family in anguish, and public representatives are being urged to listen today.
Independent TD Thomas Pringle has asked every TD in the Dáil to go out and speak to the children at the gates of Leinster House.
“If they are willing to take the day off school and make the four hour journey to stand outside the gates all day. The very least we can do is come down from our offices to see them,” Deputy Pringle told members.
Deputy Pringle called on TDs to listen to the schoolchildren’s stories of how they were forced to grow up too fast and live with the “unfair stress” of living in a Mica-affected home.
“It is an unfair stress to put on children, who shouldn’t have to worry about their parents’ financial situation, or where they will live. Every child in this country deserves to experience the freedom of childhood without worry or stress and the government is taking away this freedom by forcing such stress on them.”