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 Header Item Residential Tenancies (Prevention of Family Homelessness) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)
 Header Item Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters
 Header Item Fibromyalgia: Statements

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 981 No. 5

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Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy John McGuinness - the need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to address the current crisis in not-for-profit services throughout the country; (2) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the reasons for the proposed changes to the contract with Clare Accessible Transport; (3) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin and John Curran - the lack of up to 20 junior infant school places in Rathcoole in September 2019 and the future provision of primary school capacity in Rathcoole; (4) Deputies Kate O'Connell and Bernard J. Durkan - the need to discuss a housing issue in south Dublin; (5) Deputy Martin Kenny - the appointment of a school-age psychologist to the child and adolescent mental health service in Sligo; (6) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline in broad terms the criteria that apply to the deployment of members of Garda Síochána emergency response units, to set out the operational guidelines that apply when they have been deployed and to make a statement on the matter; (7) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the relocation of Thurles post office; (8) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to discuss the possible divestment of schools in north County Dublin; (9) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the roll-out of broadband in north Cork; (10) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the need to address the difficulties being faced by private and voluntary nursing homes; and (11) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss the situation at University Hospital Limerick.

The matters raised by Deputies John McGuinness; Kate O'Connell and Bernard Durkan; Maureen O'Sullivan; and Eoin Ó Broin and John Curran have been selected for discussion.

Fibromyalgia: Statements

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): Information on Catherine Byrne Zoom on Catherine Byrne I welcome the opportunity to speak on the issue of fibromyalgia. I would like to begin by acknowledging the seriousness of fibromyalgia and the personal challenges that people with this condition encounter in their daily lives. There are many symptoms of fibromyalgia. They tend to vary from person to person. The symptoms can come and go over a period of time. The main symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain, extreme sensitivity, stiffness, poor-quality sleep, cognitive problems, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome and depression-like symptoms.

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