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McGrath, Mattie

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Taoiseach should get his teacher's cap now.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

You are all whipping dogs now.More Button

With friends like the Chief Whip, who needs enemies?More Button

It is the comedy act over there.More Button

I wish to ask the Taoiseach about the water services Bill, which is to address outstanding issues affecting the Government's water package. There are outstanding issues that I wish to ask about. ...More Button

It is very important.More Button

The planning condition states that people have to connect through the public main when it becomes available. It is a serious issue going forward.More Button

I will, but I have to raise it with the Taoiseach. When is the water services Bill coming to the House? It is important because people who have their own wells are being tricked into connecting t...More Button

Accident and Emergency Department Waiting Times

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this most serious situation in our country which is happening in front of our eyes and which is worsening by the day. I wish to pay tribute to ...More Button

I welcome some people who are in the Gallery. I welcome the Dunne family who received an award from Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins, for their 30 years of care work. I welcome Council...More Button

I remind the Minister of State that the reality is awful. The fair deal scheme is log-jammed with a 15-week delay. This is where that awful term "bed blockers" is used. It is an awful name. P...More Button

I refer to the HIQA report on patient safety which found in 2011 that of the total number of patients who attended the accident and emergency department in Tallaght hospital, 14% of those left wi...More Button

I refer to what others have said, including Dr. Aidan Gleeson, head of the emergency department in Beaumont Hospital which is currently under siege from serious overcrowding. He said today that ...More Button

There has been a national crisis in accident and emergency departments for years. I do not blame the Minister of State or the Minister, Deputy Varadkar. However, it must be dealt with and not b...More Button

Accident and Emergency Department Waiting Times (Continued)

I am disappointed the Minister, Deputy Varadkar, is not here but I accept the Minister of State. I contend the service is not safe and it is not a quality service; this has been stated by consulta...More Button

What about the patients who are waiting in ambulances who cannot be taken from the ambulances and put onto trolleys because the hospital in Clonmel and other hospitals do not have a physical trol...More Button

The Minister of State does not know what is going on in the HSE and the sooner it is disbanded, as was promised by the previous Government and this Government, the better. Let the people who wan...More Button

He is eminently qualified.More Button

No, I am not saying that.More Button

Senior officials-----More Button

It is 48 hours in some cases.More Button

It is invisible. I have not seen it.More Button

There are no ambulances. You pulled the service from Clonmel last week.More Button