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Wallace, Mick

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Council Brussels: Statements (Continued)

If the Taoiseach ignores the irreparable social damage austerity has caused and the destruction of our domestic economy, the test of whether austerity and structural reforms are working, according ...More Button

Maternal Mortality

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the confidential maternal death inquiry in Ireland report for the triennium 2009-2011, which shows that the maternal mortality rate here is double the official figure from the Central ...More Button

Maternal Mortality (Continued)

I accept that as the numbers are low, just a few can change the percentages dramatically. It is phenomenal that the numbers are so low. I was at each of my four children's births and find it diff...More Button

The first of the report's six recommendations calls for a question on pregnancy status at the time of death to be added to the coroner's death certificate. The second recommendation is that inte...More Button

The Minister will be familiar with the case of an African woman, Ms Bimbo Onanuga, who died in March 2010. According to her partner, hospital staff would not listen when he repeatedly warned tha...More Button

I understand that if there is a maternal death in England, an inquiry is automatically held, which is not the case in Ireland. There will be an inquiry into Ms Onanuga's death two years after her ...More Button

Obesity Levels (Continued)

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan should eat his spuds in their jackets rather than putting them in the deep fat fryer. With regard to the Minister's bun, I have a coffee shop and would rather people di...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report

Asked the Minister for Health: when he expects to receive the Walsh Report in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy here; the reasons for the delay in its publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Is the Minister aware of a number of inaccuracies and misleading findings in the draft report? For example, there is a suggestion that symphysiotomy was used only in emergencies, which is untrue. ...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report (Continued)

May I correct a mistake I made when discussing an earlier question. I meant to say "inquest" rather than "inquiry". That is why the Minister may have been surprised by my ques...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether a school (details supplied) in County Wexford should be reimbursed due to the failure of the Health Service Executive to apply for a special needs assistant for a child in thei...More Button