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Kenny, Gino

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

I wish to raise the proposed cannabis access programme. I understand that an importation licence has been granted to a company for medicinal cannabis products. That is welcome news, as this situa...More Button

Fibromyalgia: Statements (Continued)

I welcome everybody in the Public Gallery to this important debate. I thank the Business Committee for agreeing to take statements on fibromyalgia, which is an important subject. I presume this d...More Button

For far too long, there has been an unhealthy silence on conditions such as fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis, ME, which are all too invisible in the case of those who live with them. A...More Button

I thank Ms Rachel Lynch and Ms Ursula Hakman from FibroIreland who have helped me understand fibromyalgia. I did not have much knowledge of the condition or of ME. Through their knowledge and e...More Button

Other Deputies alluded to the long-term illness scheme. It is extraordinary that not one condition has been added to the scheme for 49 years. Surely fibromyalgia fits the bill for being added to...More Button

There is major misunderstanding of this condition and addressing that is half the battle. The reason for this debate is to create a greater understanding of the condition because misunderstandin...More Button

I am no expert on fibromyalgia and I can only try to put myself in the shoes of somebody who has worked with chronic pain and fatigue. I cannot imagine that kind of constant pain. Relying on op...More Button

I hope we can get one thing from this debate. We can have flowery debates and great speeches with nothing ever happening. After these statements, will the Minister of State meet a representativ...More Button

Yes it is.More Button

The Minister is like the invisible man these days.More Button

On a point of order, we are making statements rather than discussing the motion I have in my hand, but I request that the Minister of State ask her colleagues in Government to take up this motion a...More Button