Harney due in Letterkenny today

Health Minister Mary Harney is visiting Letterkenny General Hospital today to launch the 2009 National Sexual Assualt Treament Unit statistics. Staff attached to the unit in Letterkenny were among the first to secure a new qualification.

Previously, women who were sexually assaulted in Donegal had to be brought as far away as Dublin for treatment and interview, often in the same clothes and without being able to take a shower.

However, Ms Harney is expected to be met with protests, with Cllr Frank Mc Brearty urging people to demand their rights and confront Ms Harney with whatever issues they have.