Politicians Have A 'Mountain to Climb' For Good Cause

Oireachtas Members have a mountain to climb next weekend in an effort to raise funds for Arthritis Ireland.

TDs and Senators from across the political spectrum today joined forces for the announcement of the details of this year’s Houses of the Oireachtas hill walk.

The event will take place at Knockanaffrin Ridge, Comeragh Mountains, Co Waterford on 17th July. Oireachtas members and staff are undertaking the trek in a bid to raise funds for Arthritis Ireland.

This is the 4th year of the Oireachtas hill walk and since its inception it has raised thousands of euro for a host of good causes.

Minister Jimmy Deenihan, of the Oireachtas Hill Walkers Group said: “We are all really looking forward to the challenge next weekend. The Oireachtas hill walk has been enthusiastically supported by politicians from all sides and as a result several worthy causes have benefited.”

Among the Oireachtas members at today’s launch and who will be taking part in the walk include; Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Eric Byrne TD and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD.

John Church, Chief Executive Officer of Arthritis Ireland said today: “We are absolutely honoured to be a beneficiary of the annual Oireachtas hill walk. It is these types of initiatives that help us make a big difference to people with arthritis and their families”.


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