State failing the needy

Sat, Oct 5, 2013, 01:02

A chara, – “State is failing the needy” states your headline over Barry Roche’s report of Brendan Dempsey’s comments concerning the St Vincent de Paul struggle to help those who have fallen on hard times (Home News, October 3rd).

I would prefer “State is flailing the needy”. Many of these people are victims of State irresponsibility during the Celtic Tiger years. And the flailing continues. People in nursing homes under the Fair Deal scheme have now to pay for dressings and dressing equipment. What happens when their meagre savings are exhausted? Of course, I forgot. They may not live that long! – Is mise,


Leinster Park,


Co Kildare.