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McGuinness, John

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Water and Sewerage Schemes Status

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when the Environmental Protection Agency is due to publish its national inspection plan under the wastewater services Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Hospital Services

In raising this matter, I express my sympathy to the family of the late Niall Comerford, his parents, Walter and Joan, brothers, Damien and Shane, and sister, Linda. Niall Comerford was a young ma...More Button

The death of Niall Comerford has been shocking for his family who decided to wait until after the autopsy last Friday before raising the case publicly. I listened carefully to Walter Comerford s...More Button

It is difficult to believe the Health Service Executive did not contact the Comerford family until after the autopsy. I believe it was for this reason that the family concluded it did not have c...More Button

I respect the role the Minister of State must play in this matter and note the information she provided, none of which is inaccurate or disputed. She indicated that further comment would be inappr...More Button

The Minister of State's reply did not address the question I asked. I ask her to reconsider her response and consider, with the HSE and Department, the family's request, bearing in mind the cons...More Button

Hospital Services (Continued)

The Minister of State will fully understand why such a family can lose its faith in the health system and the HSE. Given the poor contact between the family and the HSE, rebuilding confidence in t...More Button

Septic Tank Registration Scheme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of persons who have registered their waste water systems to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button