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Pringle, Thomas

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018: Instruction to Committee (Continued)

I echo some of the comments made by previous speakers regarding the method being to facilitate these amendments. That method makes matters difficult when scrutinising amendments and having a prope...More Button

The primary Local Government (Rates) Bill has some potential and there are good aspects to it. The Minister of State is keen to pass it. Putting the Bill through the Committee Stage process aga...More Button

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

Unfortunately Ireland has a dark and disturbing history when it comes to the mass institutionalisation of people with mental health problems. It is only in recent history that the State has begun ...More Button

On upgrading legislation, it is vital that there be reform soon. Advocates have continued to call for legislation to be published no later than the end of this year. Irish legislation is still ...More Button

The Mental Health Commission has repeatedly called for serious attention to be paid to the human rights of mental health service users in terms of capacity and consent to treatment. The main obs...More Button

Furthermore, the number on the waiting list for child and adult mental health services in Donegal is at an all-time high, with no sign of it dissipating. This is due to inadequate staffing level...More Button

Let us not forget the young people in third level education. Record numbers of third level students are receiving counselling for mental health problems, such as anxiety. However, the number of...More Button

One reason for the dire state of our mental health services is ideological. The Government does not believe in the right to healthcare based on need rather than ability to pay. That is the crux...More Button

It took over a decade for Ireland to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I hope it is not taking another decade to reform our mental health services so the human...More Button

Fishing Industry Development

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if grants are available for fishermen for the replacement of outboard boat engines; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button