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Wolfe, George, O'Brien, Joe, Byrne, Malcolm, Ward, Mark, O'Sullivan, Pádraig

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Roadmap for Living with Covid-19: Statements (Continued)

Gabhaim buíochas leis an gCeann Comhairle agus cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire.More Button

I greatly welcome the publication two weeks ago of the roadmap for living alongside Covid-19. Covid-19 has placed great demands on every one of us, as individuals, parents, families, workers and...More Button

The reopening of international travel formed a key part of this plan. The aviation industry is one of the industries that has been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. All airlines have suff...More Button

Ireland’s approach to international travel has sought to protect public health. This has certainly been the correct approach in the earlier phases of the pandemic. It is now time to find a reas...More Button

On a totally different topic I will talk about messaging. I compliment the Minister and his Department in tackling in recent months what has been a national crisis. I understand the key messagi...More Button

Another point is regarding the local electoral area, LEA, breakdown and the figures that are available on the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, HPSC, website. The data on this website is up...More Button

Winter Plan 2020: Statements (Continued)

I am sharing time with Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan. I welcome the Government's decision to invest an additional €600 million in health services this winter. Healthcare workers the length and br...More Button

Cancer services have been mentioned by a number of Members this evening. I ask that the Minister of State ensure that reduced cancer services do not become the new norm in Ireland as the Covid-1...More Button

I welcome the €10 million that was made available to disability services last week by the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte. She met a number of groups in Cork in the past few months including ...More Button

I was listening to the debate from my office before I came down and wish to respond to some of the adjectives that were used by members of the Opposition. We are not even in the middle of winter...More Button

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services

I thank the Minister of State for taking this Topical Issue matter. Since I was elected as a councillor in 2014, I have encountered strong, resilient people and families and have had the privilege...More Button

I have brought this Topical Issue matter to the floor of the House because a number of reviews and reports have been compiled since 2012 in relation to the South/South West Hospital Group. The g...More Button

In 2017, Dr. Andrew Hanrahan undertook a review of rehabilitation services within the South/South West Hospital Group. A further review was taken in May 2019 and outlined the requirements for re...More Button

We are now eight years on and I am asking that the Minister of State makes the aspiration a reality for the people of the south and the south west. I welcome, in response to a parliamentary ques...More Button

While I welcome the announcement that the rehabilitation unit is being progressed, I urge the Minister of State in the meantime to accede to requests made by consultants in Cork University Hospit...More Button

I will share my remaining two minutes with Deputy O'Connor after the Minister of State has replied.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: her plans to support cultural events in line with the recently published Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tourism Policy

Asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: the status of consideration of the report by the tourism recovery task force.More Button