Pringle claims government is targetting the families of autistic children to save money

A Donegal TD is accusing the government of refusing applications for help from the families of autistic children as a cynical means of saving money.

Deputy Thomas Pringle says the Domicillary Care Allowance was previously administered by the HSE, but that's now been transferred to the Department of Social Protection, and since then, the number of refusals has increased substantially.

Deputy Pringle says given the number of representations he is receiving, the department has serious questions to answer..........