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Offaly TD Wants Assurance New Legislation Will Not Affect Cancer Charities

He says he doesn't oppose the legislation in principle, but some safeguards must be added. 

An Offaly TD is seeking assurances that a new government bill will not interfere with complementary cancer support services. 

Fianna Fáil deputy Barry Cowen says he doesn't oppose the legislation in principle, but some safeguards must be added. 

Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell believes the bill will offer greater protection for patients who are diagnosed with cancer and then receive communications in an attempt to sell them treatments and cures. 

Deputy Cowen says he supports the premise of protecting those in a very vulnerable situation:

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