September 4, 2020
Clarity needed on guidance for AA meetings – Thomas Gould TD

Sinn Fein spokesperson for Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing Thomas Gould TD, has said the mixed messaging and lack of clarity from this government is causing people to suffer following reports that AA Meetings can continue as essential services.

Teachta Gould said: 

“I contacted Minister Feighan two weeks ago and spoke to him this week. His answer was clear. AA, NA and all 12 Steps Recovery Programme Meetings could not go ahead. Now apparently, another TD has contacted the Minister for Health and been given a completely different answer.

“At the centre of this confusion are people in recovery who have struggled through the isolation and fear brought on by lockdown. They deserve better than this. I have spoken to people in recovery today and they have told me that this confusion is damaging to them. 

“When the Junior Minister says one thing and the Minister for Health says the opposite, people are going to be confused. Public Health advise should be clear. Since its inception, this government has done nothing but confuse and anger people. It needs to stop.

“The lack of respect shown to those in recovery with no real announcement made on this is disgraceful. I will be contacting the Minister today for further clarity and to express my disappointment at the major confusion caused by this.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Gardaí must be given all necessary support to end scenes of intimidation at Malahide Road – Pa Daly TD

"This is a community under attack from people determined to spread fear and hate. The community wants the mindless violence to stop immediately."

There are serious questions to be answered about the use of Shannon Airport. We're talking about potential complicity in Israeli genocide.

The time has come to impose sanctions on Israel's regime, which has been responsible for the deaths of up to 185,000 people @Farrell_Mairead

Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha condemns ‘deplorable’ violent criminal acts on Malahide Road

"This is an effort to spread fear and hate in our communities and the vast majority of decent people want nothing to do with it."

The next time a ball is kicked for the European Championship, it could be at Casement Park!

This is our time to shine on the global stage. Let’s make it happen!

#Euro2028

Load More