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47,000 children on waiting lists to see consultants in Ireland

Sinn Féin Children & Youth Affairs spokesperson has been reacting to recent figures which show the number of children waiting to see a consultant.

The figures reach 47,000, which is a 15,000 increase from 2016.

A third of these children have been waiting over a year.

TD Kathleen Funchion says that we are beyond crisis point and that the HSE & Government need to get their act together when it comes to children.