Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Brendan Smith, has expressed his disappointment that the HSE are unable to provide a definitive date for the opening of a residential centre, Bóthar Oirialla Group Home, in Carrickmacross.
Deputy Smith commented, “The HSE have informed me that Bóthar Oirialla Group Home in Carrickmacross will remain unopened for the foreseeable future.
“Cavan-Monaghan Disability Services have not been informed when funding will be made available to commence services at the house.
“The Minister for Disabilities and his Department should provide the necessary funding to enable this much-needed facility, which has been finished for well over a year, to be opened and provide residential services for people with physical and sensory disabilities. It is farcical a new facility would sit idle.
“Families are anxiously awaiting a definite date for this service to be provided. The onus is on the Minister to provide this to them,” concluded Deputy Smith.