Know Samaritans’ new number

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has spoken about the urgent need there is for the Samaritans organisation’s new free phone number - 116 123 - to made more widely known.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has spoken about the urgent need there is for the Samaritans organisation’s new free phone number - 116 123 - to made more widely known.

Deputy McGrath was speaking after he attended a briefing given by the Samaritans to members of the Oireachtas in an attempt to spread awareness of the new phone number: “This new number, 116 123, will hopefully facilitate a greater ease of access for any person out there who may feel they need a confidential and non-judgemental service to help them through whatever difficulties they are experiencing.“The Limerick and Tipperary branch of the Samaritans provide an excellent all year round service and I would actively encourage anyone who feels that they could contribute as a volunteer to do so so that the service is maintained into the future.”