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Kitt, Michael, Kitt, Michael P.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Obesity Levels (Continued)

There is much interest in this question. I call Deputy Ó Caoláin and I will call the other three Deputies after the Minister.More Button

We have ranged far and wide in this question. I must ask the Minister to be brief.More Button

Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the need...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Noel Harrington, Michael P. Kitt, Gerald Nash and Maureen O'Sullivan have been selected for discussion.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise the issue and I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to deal with it. I am inquiring about the transfer of 18 residents from Tog...More Button

It would be very harsh to move 18 people from Toghermore House coming up to Christmas with no centres as yet identified for those residents. We need a better response from the HSE on this issue....More Button

I have referred to 18 residents, but there is considerably more activity in the centre. The training places and day places mean that up to 50 or 60 people use the services there. Given the avai...More Button

I am sure the Minister of State knows the history of Toghermore House. The house was donated to the State by the late former Labour Senator, Bobby Burke, and it is now the headquarters for menta...More Button

The historic Toghermore House is the headquarters for this area and plans are under way to locate other health services there such as speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. The campus mi...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. He concluded his reply by saying that the situation is fluid and I certainly hope so. I understand that report is just in. If it is a question of the...More Button

The Minister of State mentioned that new admissions ceased since last Monday. Again, it is disappointing when he talks about Toghermore House remaining operational. We pay rent in many cases in...More Button

Personal Insolvency Bil 2012: From the Seanad (Resumed) (Continued)

Amendments Nos. 56, 57, 61, 63, 65 to 67, inclusive, 117, 118, 120 to 122, inclusive, and 177 to 179, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 56:More Button

Amendments Nos. 68, 69, 71, 82, 92, 93, 123, 124, 126, 127, 146 and 147 are related and will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 68:More Button

Amendments Nos. 73, 83 to 88, inclusive, 90, 96 to 100, inclusive, 137 to 144, inclusive, 151 to 154, inclusive and 182 are related and will be discussed together .More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 73:More Button

Amendments Nos. 78, 80, 81, 89, 130, 132 and 133 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 78:More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 101 to 105, inclusive, 108, 110, 156, and 161 to 163, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 101:More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 107, 185 to 191, inclusive, and 193 to 201, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 107: More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 115 and 184 are related and will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 115:More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 150, 165 to 169, inclusive, and 171 are related and will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

  Seanad amendment No. 150:More Button

Is the amendment agreed?More Button

Does the Deputy wish to speak?More Button

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

Let us calm down a little.More Button

Calm down and allow Deputy O'Brien to continue.More Button

Let us continue with the debate.More Button

There is very little time for contributions.More Button

Let us get back to the debate.More Button

Deputy O'Brien, please speak through the Chair.More Button

There can be no more interruptions.More Button

Speak through the Chair, Deputies.More Button

I ask the Deputy and Minister to both please-----More Button

I ask the Deputy and Minister to continue with the debate. There is very limited time.More Button

The Deputy should speak through the Chair.More Button

Deputy O'Brien, you have only half a minute left. Please stay on the carers issue.More Button

The Deputy is over time.More Button

Thank you, Deputy. I must call the next speaker.More Button

Minister and Deputy, it is the week before Christmas. Allow Deputy Buttimer to speak.More Button

There are 13 minutes to be shared by Deputies Regina Doherty and Áine Collins. I suggest eight minutes for Deputy Doherty and five for Deputy Collins. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

No, Deputy, even though it is the week before Christmas.More Button

It is not for display.More Button

I call Deputy Boyd Barrett who is sharing time with Deputies Stephen Donnelly and John Halligan.More Button