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‘A light has gone out’ – Sinn Féin councillor Mike McKee dies

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*Mike McKee Long serving political representative Mike McKee has died.

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Shannon’s Gary helping to set up suicide crisis café

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A Shannon man is playing a leading role in the establishing of an out of hours suicide crisis café.

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Clare mental health activists considering national protest

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The protest outside Ennis General Hospital on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Peter Flannigan

MENTAL health activist Gary Fitzgibbon has said that the protest held outside Ennis Hospital on Saturday has made him realise that the state of the Mental Health Service is worse than he thought. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Gary claimed a young woman was turned away twice in the one day from the Acute Unit…

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Mental health protest at Ennis Hospital this Saturday

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A protest calling for improvements of the mental health facilities in Clare takes place this Saturday outside Ennis General Hospital. Shannon’s Gary Fitzgibbon has organised the event runs from 12pm to 3pm this Saturday and comes on the back of a public meeting held in Treacy’s West County Hotel last month. He explained to The…

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Clare address denying suicidal people access to psychiatric units claims ex patient

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Suicidal Clare men and women are not being admitted to the Limerick Psychiatric Unit because of their address, it has been claimed. Mental health advocate, Gary Fitzgibbon addressed elected members of the Shannon Municipal District (SMD) at their July meeting and gave a detailed account of the conditions dealt with by people struggling with their…

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