FF manifesto promises mental health authority

Between 2000 and 2013, around 6,995 people died by suicide

24th January, 2016
Fianna Fáil's Colm Keaveney

Fianna Fáil is pushing for a new mental health authority to reduce the levels of suicide and self-harm in its election manifesto.

The issue of mental health has traditionally been pushed aside during recent general election campaigns, with most of the focus on the economy and coalition options.

But Fianna Fáil mental health spokesman Colm Keaveney said his party’s manifesto would contain a promise for a new mental health authority which could not...

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