“Period Poverty” dis proportionally effects young and marginalised women.
Mary co-signed The Free Provision of Period Products Bill proposed by Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee in Seanad Eireann to help address this issue.
This Bill will ensure the provision of free period products to girls, women and trans people who need them.
Once passed the Bill will provide free sanitary products in schools, universities, hospitals, refuges, homeless services, detention centres and Garda stations.
The Bill has passed through the Seanad and will now go to the Dáil to be debated and passed into law.
Mary hopes the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, will move swiftly to exercise the provisions in the bill to provide free period products in public buildings.