Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Mythen attends SNA protest outside Leinster House
Cllr Johnny Mythen attended a protest opposing cuts to special needs assistants in our schools outside Leinster House last Wednesday. The Enniscorthy Sinn Féin councillor joined Cllr Anthony Kelly from Wexford town and other members of Wexford Sinn Féin to raise countrywide awareness of the damage and harm these cuts are causing little innocent children.
Cllr Mythen said;
“The most important voices on the day was that of little Mikey O’ Leary who has lost his SNA, and his mother Elaine. Both cast out a heart rendering plea to the Government to honour their pledges to the people of Ireland to look after and cherish all the children of the nation equally.”
“However within hours the Government voted with a majority in favour of reducing substantially the number of SNA’s across the country.”
“But be aware, for like the trumpets that knocked down the great walls of Jericho, Mikeys voice will echo through the corridors of power and pierce the hearts of the very people who have turned their back on him and hundreds like him.”
“So it is about time in this 21st century that we as a sovereign nation demand that our elected members should be of the people, by the people and for the people.”