Gerry Adams announced his plans to step down at the weekend
There was an increase in the allowances announced recently but Kathleen Funchion says more is needed.
Delegates have gathered in the Newpark hotel for the 54th plenary session.
Kathleen Funchion addressed her colleagues in the Dáil chamber yesterday
An initial meeting was held two weeks ago for parents and others
She also raised concerns over how the Amber refuge in Kilkenny is working to capacity
Last year, 320 referrals had to be refused from the local centre
There's uncertainty for their future after HIQA cancelled the registration last week
There's been a mixed response to the Citizens' Assembly's majority vote for abortion
Deputy Funchion says she feels strongly about this matter.