There are children in Dublin schools so hungry they cannot learn while some university students “don’t have decent nourishment” either, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.
It was “not exaggeration to say… the demand of people for simple wholesome food for themselves and their children is not being met” in Dublin, he said. He was “talking about large numbers of people”.
“Despite our current economic situation Ireland is still a very wealthy country and one of the temptations of the wealthy is not to see the extent of the poverty that’s there. It’s not bad will, it’s a sort of a natural mechanism that’s in people,” he said.
Archbishop Martin was speaking in Dublin’s Pro Catherdal at a Mass marking the feast of St Laurence O’Toole, where he launched his first appeal for food since becoming Archbishop of Dublin in 2004.
By Thomás Aengus O Cléirigh
This is one of the effects of the imposed Austerity our puppet government is carrying out on behalf of faceless bondholders we the people have bailed out. These same over bolted politicians are living millionaire lifestyles as children go hungry! What kind of democracy is this when the “servants of the people” are paid salaries in one year most of our people will never earn in a lifetime ,When a small corrupt group of people hold the rest of us to ransom and continue to suck our country dry!
WE need to take back our country and have direct democracy for our people!