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Social Democrats Gary Gannon condemns heavy handed treatment of protesting TCD students

Social Democrats spokesperson on Education Equality and Access, Councillor Gary Gannon, has criticised the heavy-handed approach of private security at Trinity College Dublin to students protesting against proposals to introduce new fees for repeat examinations. Councillor Gannon said: “Students who have turned out in force to Take Back Trinity deserve to have their voices heard, […]

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Recovery, not containment, must be objective of drug treatment services

Speaking this morning, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD called for “the principle of recovery to be put at the centre of drug treatment services.” Addressing the inaugural International Recovery Conference in Trinity College Dublin, Deputy Shortall outlined the value of moving beyond harm reduction and towards an approach that supports long term recovery from […]

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