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Finally - Free Sanitary Products Will Be Made Available In Local Libraries And Swimming Pools

By Jen

September 20, 2018 at 7:32pm

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Dublin City Councillors have passed a motion that will see sanitary products made available in public buildings such in libraries, swimming pools and community centres for free.

A survey by Plan International International Ireland revealed that 50% of Irish girls aged 12-19 cannot always afford sanitary products.

According to Newstalk, it was first raised by Labour councillor Rebecca Moynihan.

Commenting on the motion passing she said, "I'm delighted that my fellow councillors have agreed with my proposal to provide free sanitary products in all Dublin City Council buildings including community centres, swimming pools and libraries.

"Period poverty is a very real problem issue for women in low-income households.

"In passing this motion today, Dublin City Council has accepted that we have a responsibility to break down the stigma around periods and tackling period poverty."

Scotland was the first country in the world to give sanitary products to female student for free last month.

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