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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Health) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

Cuirim fáilte roimh an díospóireacht anocht. It is very opportune coming after the many debates and discussions we have had on health recently, including Deputy Pringle's motion last Tuesday on pe...More Button

Today we have so much knowledge and awareness and we know what to do, why we should be doing it and how to do it, but the problem is implementation. We have theories, visions and principles that...More Button

We live in a democracy. Equality is supposed to be the cornerstone but citizens and other residents are not treated equally. This is what Deputy Harty's Bill is trying to address. The inequali...More Button

An example I know so well concerns people with an addiction who want to take the first step towards recovery. If they have private health insurance, they get quicker access to residential treatm...More Button

Sláintecare and the strategy require something like Deputy Harty is proposing in order to turn the visions and objectives into reality. It is incredulous that we are having this discussion in a ...More Button

The Bill has been crafted carefully to prevent punitive legal proceedings. Transparency is central. The onus is on the State to explain its inactivity. It is really about being proactive, not ...More Button

Assisted Decision Making

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his views on the urgent calls by families and interested parties to set up the decision support service to replace the ward of court system that many families feel to be inadequate; his plans to pr...More Button

Greyhound Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans to end grants to the greyhound industry in view of an opinion poll (details supplied); if he will review the allocation to the industry in view of same; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Bord na gCon

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Irish Greyhound Board is attempting to hide incidents involving dogs falling and suffering injuries by withholding race footage from its website...More Button

Animal Welfare

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an Irish greyhound that is believed to have suffered whippings has been rescued from Spain; if he will recommend an end to exports to Spain; and if ...More Button