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The unkindest cuts

Despite expressing sympathy for Mairia Cahill, politicians have stood over huge cuts to victim support services, writes Elaine Byrne.

26th October, 2014

When the Taoiseach embraced Mairia Cahill on the steps of Government Buildings, you could tell he meant it. The alleged rape victim used the word “compassionate” to describe her 90-minute meeting with Enda Kenny on Wednesday. Nor has Micheál Martin been found wanting. The Fianna Fáil leader has offered Cahill unwavering private support over a prolonged period.

Yet these two men have overseen six successive year-on-year cuts to government...

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