Mental Health Minister To Visit Tipperary Today


The Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health, Mary Butler TD is visiting Tipperary today for a number of organised meetings in Roscrea and Thurles. In advance of today’s ministerial visit to the county, Minister Butler has informed local Deputy Jackie Cahill that construction will commence this morning on the Clonmel Crisis House.

Speaking, following a phone conversation with Minister Butler this morning in advance of her visit to Tipperary, the Fianna Fáil T.D. for Tipperary said: “I am pleased to learn from Minister Butler that construction is starting today on the Crisis House in Clonmel, with an estimated state investment in the facility of close to €4million.

The Minister is also expected to visit the Dean Maxwell Nursing home in Roscrea. The Home has submitted a plan that will hopefully result in long stay beds being retained in the town. The existing HSE facility is at risk of closure due to HIQA guidelines that come into effect in January 2022 and the development of a new 50 bed unit in Nenagh.  The Minister will also visit the new Jigsaw Youth Mental health support service in at the Tipperary Technology Park in Thurles.