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Flanagan, Luke 'Ming'

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Medicinal Products Licensing

Asked the Minister for Health: when he will introduce legislation for the provision of cannabis-derived products for the relief of pain, spasticity and other effects of ailments such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and so on; an...More Button

I welcome the undertaking that legislative proposals in this area will be brought forward early in the new year. We now have a situation where 22 separate national authorities in Europe and around...More Button

I hope the Minister of State will fulfil his undertaking that legislation will be introduced early next year. Increasing numbers of people are approaching me to discuss this issue. One man in p...More Button

I am well known as a campaigner for the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. This issue, however, is entirely separate. I would hate anybody to think I am seeking to piggyback on the ...More Button

The people contacting me will be waiting with bated breath for progress on the matter. It is an issue that should have been dealt with a long time ago.More Button

Unlike the Minister, Deputy James Reilly, I am not a medical expert. Perhaps he will undertake to look into the claims by certain individuals that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the prin...More Button

Obesity Levels (Continued)

They are great.More Button

One cannot turn on the radio without hearing about how much money we would save if we could do something about the promissory notes. It would not save us as much as some people claim. It is only ...More Button

The big problem is that for the first time in the history of the human race, with the exception of the landed gentry and royalty in the past, it is easily possible to get enough calories. In my ...More Button

-----one is using up some of those calories. The problem nowadays is that there is unlimited access to food and one need not put any energy into getting it.More Button

Care Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

This is a little baffling. We hear constantly we must balance the books. That is all that is important. I understand that and understand we must make things add up. The Government is answerable...More Button

Imagine that I am a carer. The Government gives me a tenner. What do I give back to the State? I give €50 back in the service I provide. I get this €10 note; I give the State this €50 note. ...More Button

I have no respect for this money anyway. We should never have left our currency.More Button

The reality is that even if the Government did not give a damn about carers, did not care that it is nice to stay at home with one's family where one might live longer and be happier, where everyth...More Button

One would imagine also that if the Government was getting a good deal from somebody, it would not make it difficult for them to strike a deal. I will give an example of a person who wants to str...More Button

That appears to be the policy. This example of an individual would prove that as far as I am concerned. A lady, who has appealed her decision for a carer's allowance, contacted me. We were told ...More Button

Hear, hear. Dead right.More Button

Drug Treatment Programmes Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will allocate €100,000 to the mother and child facility at Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Dublin, in order that 20 young women, who have overcome their addiction and urgently need therapeuti...More Button

Household Charge Exemptions

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will consider removing executors of wills from the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011. More Button