Excluding 40% Of Mother & Baby Home Survivors From Redress Scheme Is Why Local TD Got Into Politics

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WITH the coalition parties voting on a redress scheme which excludes 40% of Mother & Baby Home survivors from receiving compensation and having the trauma and hurt they went through acknowledged by the State, a number of TDs have reported feeling a renewed sense of purpose.

“I’m in the public disservice business, I could give it the ‘oh you’re taking the bill out of context’, ‘there’s provisions for a review’ but c’mon, further brutalising the fragile hope of people who were abused in these places is my kind of my jam,” confirmed one government TD, who can’t believe it’s been a week since they also defended robbing money from nursing home residents and disabled people.

Making sure to be absolutely nowhere near the Dáil chamber when opposition TDs debated the legislation and pleaded with the government to amend it to allow those who spent 6 months or less in a home to be entitled to redress, coalition TDs dutifully filed into the chamber to cast their votes but not before ordering another pint in the bar.

“I have to say I’ll particularly enjoy sending out a leaflet to all my constituents in which I say ‘delivering for you – we secured redress for Mother & Baby Home survivors’ but leaving out the bit about how 40% of people affected aren’t included, it’s my own little private joke just between me and my lack of a conscience,” added the TD, with passion.

“But if I went against the government and voted against this I’d lose the party whip, and yes I am saying that is of greater significance than providing redress to people who have fought the State over decades for the truth of their horrendous treatment to come to light,” added the TD, who will get reelected without much trouble.

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