Decision reversed to stop Castleblayney couple attend their day care centre

A Castleblayney couple who were told they could no longer attend their local day centre and could have their home care hours cut have had the decision reversed.

Geraldine and Michael Mooney found out in July that from the end of August they could no longer attend Crannóg Day Care Centre, as they were over 65, and that their home care package would be reduced.

Both have limited mobility, with Geraldine using a wheelchair due to an MS diagnosis 30 years ago.

A campaign ensued with a petition that received over 1,000 signatures, representations made by local TD Niamh Smyth, and interviews across various media outlets.

However, last week it was confirmed that the couple would remain in Crannóg for four days a week, and the Iontas Centre once a week, and have also had their home care hours increased following further assessment.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show this morning Geraldine explained why Crannóg was so important for them: