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Kelly, Alan

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Cancer Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: if he or his officials understood that the second Scally report was to be delivered in February 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he or his advisers received communications in January or February 2019 confirming the Scally report was imminent; and if so, if he will publish same. More Button

I return to this topic. Was the Minister or his officials of the understanding that the second Scally report, published a couple of weeks ago, was actually due in February 2019? As the Minister k...More Button

I thank the Minister. On 12 February, the Minister answered a question by me saying he was awaiting Dr. Scally's report, which he was expecting shortly thereafter. The following day, at a meeting...More Button

I do not doubt that. What the Minister quoted is a letter from Dr. Scally to me that I was not aware he had.More Button

Interesting. The real issue for me is that I asked Dr. Scally when he found out about the laboratory in Manchester and its lack of accreditation.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of claims made against the cancer screening programme regarding BreastCheck screening since its commencement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cancer Screening Programmes (Continued)

One of the main issues from the first report was the fact that Dr. Scally felt that the accreditation issue was appropriate. He found that the issue regarding Manchester was surprising and disturb...More Button

Mental Health Services Reports: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I commend the motion on behalf of the Labour Party. We have tabled an amendment in a genuine attempt to strengthen the motion. The findings made in the Mental Health Commission's report go a long...More Button

Young people are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and stress in their everyday lives. Everything has changed in the past ten years. Up to one third now experience mental health diff...More Button

Perhaps it is better to speak in a language the Government will understand. Economically, the cost of the mental health crisis was put at €8.3 billion by the OECD in 2018. To put it in context,...More Button

The amendment calls for a paradigm shift in the delivery of mental health services. We need to move from a reactive approach based on expensive acute care to a preventive and proactive approach ...More Button

We need to redirect spending to primary level interventions that have nipped problems in the bud. Let me give an example. I recently attended a CAMHS briefing which I think the Minister of Stat...More Button

Let me give another example from another briefing I attended. I recently spoke to representatives from Jigsaw, of which I am a supporter and about which I have spoken to the Minister of State. ...More Button

Services suffer from the silo effect within the system in which they operate in the HSE. Let us consider, for example, a person who is aged over 18 years who presents to Jigsaw but needs a refer...More Button

We should not put bureaucratic or cost barriers in the way of people in mental distress. It should not matter which door a person walks in through. He or she should not have to worry about the ...More Button

The Labour Party generally supports the findings by the Mental Health Commission and the implications outlined within the motion, but we believe it is time we moved beyond painting over the crack...More Button

Departmental Agencies Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether it is appropriate for the HSE to be providing significant loans to section 39 organisations; and if there are concerns regarding the governance of these organisations as a resu...More Button

National Cervical Screening Programme Inquiry

Asked the Minister for Health: the date a person (details supplied) found out that a laboratory in Manchester was not accredited to perform cervical cancer screening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Greyhound Industry Data

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the capacity of each greyhound stadium in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the manner in which the Irish Greyhound Board accounts for the number of patrons who enter each stadium on race evenings; and if this is consistent across all stadiums and race meetings.More Button

Greyhound Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if there are electronic turnstile readings for each race meeting at each greyhound stadium; if receipts are issued to all patrons at each meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the method the Irish Greyhound Board uses to account for the number of patrons and total attendance at each race meeting at each stadium; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on the attendance gate systems and records recorded by the Irish Greyhound Board for race meetings across all stadiums; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ministerial Meetings

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the dates and attendees of meetings Ministers and or Departmental officials have had with members of the Irish Greyhound Board or executive since 1 May 2016, in tabular form.More Button

Bituminous Fuel Ban

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will meet with a group (details supplied) to discuss the decision not to implement a nationwide smoky coal ban in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button