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Testimony from Ireland

At the age of 4, I was in care under the responsibility of the HSE and at the age of 12, I was homeless and smoking cannabis. 

As a mother, I have also known homelessness and, you know, you deteriorate from that!   

I had to put my children into voluntary care.Thanks to the support of a group that I joined, 

I worked on myself and got out of drugs.   It is an achievement, I am proud of it!

My partner and I live for the future!

We would like our children to come back. We never know for sure when we can see them. Sometimes our access visits are cancelled.We get excuse after excuse after excuse… and that hurts!

The new minister for children, Frances Fitzgerald, is a woman. Maybe she will get up and fight for us!