Parents Criticise Supports Aft...


Parents Criticise Supports After Parnell Square Stabbing

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:45 29 Nov 2023

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Some parents at the school affected by the knife attack in Dublin have criticised the lack of support from the State.

They say it took days before any services were offered to help the children who witnessed the stabbings.

Three young children and a care assistant were injured in the knife attack last Thursday as they left Gaelsoil Choláiste Mhuire on Parnell Square.

Many children from junior and senior infants witnessed the stabbing while others had to stay in the school as emergency services helped the injured.

A number of parents contacted the Irish Times to express their disappointment at the lack of support services from the State in the immediate days afterwards.

One noted how they had to do DIY psychology over the weekend with their child while another said the school principal and teachers worked tirelessly to try and help.

The parents were critical that only three state psychologists came to the school on Monday to deal with up to 200 people.

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