Posts Tagged ‘St Michaels House Special Needs School Skerries’

Senator Fergal Quinn advises a Yes Vote to Lisbon

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Thank you to Senator Feargal Quinn for supporting our campaign. Feargal feels that by publicising the issues we have a much greater chance of success.

He does advise against supporting the No Campaign in the Lisbon Referendum as he feels that ” if we do not support a more efficient Europe then our chances of solving our financial problems will be limited”. I respect this view – but I disagree with it.

Why not join our Forum on this site if you want your views on Europe expressed.

Senator Brendan Ryan to meet with Mary Canning Principal St Michaels House Special Needs School Skerries

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Senator Brendan Ryan has kindly offered to meet with Mary Canning Principal St Michaels House Special Needs School Skerries. Mary Canning was part of the School Case Conference team that refused to admit our son Michael to the school. We were told by Mary Canning that the decision to admit or not to admit Michael would be made by the Board of Management of the school – but that proved incorrect as the decision was not made by the Board. It is very unsettling when the Principal of the school is unclear on the decision making process in her own school!

Hopefully Senator Brendan Ryan will be able to assist us change the Principal’s and the Board of  Management’s enrolment policy -as change it must!

Mr John Moloney T.D., Minister for Equality,Disability & Mental Health now investigating these matters

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Mr John Moloney, T.D., Minister for Equality, Disability & Mental Health in now investigating these matters – we thank you for your support

Meanwhile may I draw your attention to the fact that St Michaels House receive 84 million euro from the HSE every year – but would appear not to be accountable to anybody for how this enormous sum is spent. There is very little information available to the public as to where this money is actually spent. Furthermore it  would appear there are no mechanisms in place to determine  whether the money is being used in the most efficient manner possible.

Tommy Broughan Promises To Raise St Michaels House Special Needs School Skerries in Dail Eireann

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

We are delighted to report that Tommy Broughan TD has promised to raise this matter in Dail Eireann. It is tremendous the amount of cross party support we are receiving. So far we have a total of 28 Public Representatives between the Dail and the Seanad who have been in contact with us over these matters.

The campaign has just begun and it is wonderful to have this support behind us – but it looks like we will need all the help we can get as it would appear that St Michael’s house are not prepared to change their admission policy.

We are in this for the long haul and we are prepared for a long and arduous battle – but with the two houses of the Oireachtas rowing in behind us-we feel confident that we will achieve our objectives.

Thank you to all of you working diligently on our behalf- it is much appreciated!