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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mentally Handicapped Children.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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Mr. Davern: Information on Donal Davern Zoom on Donal Davern asked the Minister for Health what immediate plans he has envisaged to cater for the mentally handicapped children of South Tipperary and West Waterford.

Mr. O'Malley: As I indicated to the House recently, I have been, and am still, endeavouring to interest suitable organisations in establishing a special home in the south east region for the mentally handicapped. Negotiations are still in progress which, I hope, will result in one or two institutions becoming available in that area. These institutions would, I expect, cater for the South Tipperary and West Waterford areas which the Deputy has in mind, although, as a rule, residential institutions are not tied to a particular area or region.

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