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Creed, Michael

Friday, 7 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Government commissioned report of the expert group on the judgment in the A, B and C case, which has led to a broader discussion on the provisions in our C...More Button

I thank the members of the expert group for a report that is very legible, even for a lay person, but which raises very complex issues. I thank them for that. More Button

It is well nigh impossible to debate this issue without reference to the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway. I extend my sympathy to her husband and family on her very tragic death. ...More Button

For that reason, I welcome the HSE inquiry and the decision by HIQA to hold its own inquiry. I hope those reports can be expedited and can inform this debate. I also hope the inquest can be exp...More Button

The issue is one of great public interest and sadness because it is unusual, but not unprecedented. We remember the tragic death of Ms Tania McCabe which was followed by a similar statutory inqu...More Button

This is a complex issue. It is one for the Irish people and their representatives to decide. For that reason, I was irked by the offensive reference to the issue by the visiting United States S...More Button

We have an extremely good record in terms of safety in our maternity hospitals for women and this is newsworthy because it is so rare. That is a fact that holds up to international scrutiny. I ac...More Button

I would prefer a situation where the Oireachtas through its joint committee held hearings before the Government makes a decision so that we can assimilate all the information from the various exp...More Button