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28th Apr 2016

PICS: A sizeable crowd showed up to the mental health protest outside Dáil Éireann

Conor Heneghan


A protest against the decision to divert funding for mental health services attracted a sizeable crowd outside Dáil Éireann on Thursday afternoon.

The protest, organised by the Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform, took place outside the Kildare Street entrance to Dáil Éireann, where a number of speakers outlined their opposition to a decision that was recently confirmed by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

As well as having representation outside Dáil Éireann, there were demonstrations of solidarity at a number of university campuses across the country on Thursday afternoon.




The demonstrations against the reduction in the provision of funding for mental health services has been supported on social media with the hashtag #IAmAReason, which was trending once again on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Main image via Twitter/@TheUSI

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