15 Tweets That Show Just How Angry People Were About TDs' Mental Health Debate Attendance
"HOW could a TD even think to themselves 'I'm not going to bother going to that mental health debate'"
The lack of attendance by TDs in the Dáil yesterday, to debate cuts to mental health services, seems to have really touched a nerve with the Irish public.
With no government in place more than two months after the country went to the polls, it feels like this important debate being ignored was a step too far.
You can see the full Twitter reaction here with thousands of angry tweets – and we've selected some of the ones that resonated the most to give a sample of the public mood.
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I wouldn't mind having a job that I don't have to show up for and am not really accountable to anyone for #IAmAReason— Marie Duffy (@Donegalabu) April 26, 2016
I wholeheartedly cannot express how disgusted I am at our government, or lack there of. They make me feel so ashamed and lost. #IAmAReason— Leanne Woodfull (@LeanneWoodfull) April 26, 2016
Just emailed my TDs about the disgraceful showing at the mental health debate today pic.twitter.com/C9PvaNha6p— megan 👩🏼🔬 (@megsoleil_) April 26, 2016
Never had a strong opinion on the Irish Water Debate, but it's disgraceful when it's seen as a more important subject than Mental Health.— Vanessa Morley (@Vanessa_9481) April 26, 2016
Lack of TD's in the Dáil today to debate mental health issues is a huge fuck you to the families of those who have lost people to suicide.— Adam Lawless (@adamlawless97) April 26, 2016
the turnout to the mental health debate here really shows how little this country actually gives a fuck about mental health it's disgusting— ᵒᵃᵗˢ (@ricebalIs) April 26, 2016
HOW could a TD even think to them self "I'm not going to bother going to that mental health debate" THINK PEOPLE! #IAmAReason— Fiona O'Brien (@Fyffesob) April 26, 2016
Today's turnout at the mental health debate in the Dail was absolutely disgraceful. Shaking with anger, there's no excuse #IAmAReason— ✨amy ✨ (@eightieswinemum) April 26, 2016
if there's another election soon in ireland i hope people take note of the number of td's who showed up to the mental health debate— Make Life Great (@makeIifegreat) April 26, 2016