Monday, December 3, 2012

A Charity Calls for 'Lunatics' Term to be Removed From Irish Law

An Irish charity that supports people with intellectual disabilities has called for an end to the use of the term 'lunatics' in Irish law to describe people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems.
Inclusion Ireland said despite repeated promises of change the term was still used in Irish law.
It wants the Republic's 1871 Lunacy Act and the Ward of Court system reformed.
The charity said there was an urgent need to reform this long outdated law.
Chief executive Paddy Connolly said: "This is not an old law that has no affect on people in modern Ireland."

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