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Stanley, Brian

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Audiology Services Provision

I wish to raise a very important issue with the Minister of State, which is the absence of any audiology service in the midlands. In Laois-Offaly alone, 1,383 people are waiting for hearing tests ...More Button

Everyone knows the importance of timely examination and appropriate interventions, such as hearing aids. It is important for everybody for quality for life but it is very important for children....More Button

The Minister of State mentioned earlier that there is no embargo. There is a freeze on recruitment, so let us call it a freeze. We will not argue over words. If the Minister of State does not ...More Button

Families in my constituency are coming to me because they cannot get audiology services. In addition, however, dental services for children do not exist in my constituency. My grandchild will b...More Button

Audiology Services Provision (Continued)

The Minister of State mentioned that the Government is looking to increase capacity in the short term. That is fair enough to clear a waiting list but there is a problem here. The Minister of Sta...More Button

The Minister of State has confirmed the figures that I got in reply to a parliamentary question to the effect that children aged zero to four are waiting up to 156 weeks for a hearing test. One ...More Button

I take on board the point the Minister of State made about the difficulty with recruitment of audiologists but the HSE needs to be focused on recruiting these people. How many are in training? ...More Button

We are putting more money into the HSE and the health service, there is no argument there, but we are not seeing the benefits at the other end. There are 10,000 more staff in the HSE than there ...More Button

I want the Minister of State to take up the urgency of this matter with the senior officials in the Department and the HSE. Children cannot be left waiting three years for hearing tests.More Button

The development, future and education of those children are at stake here and it is important that the children in Laois-Offaly have the benefit of that.More Button

Genetically Modified Organisms

Asked the Minister for Health: the future production and regulation of genetically modified foods here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Air Navigation Orders

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the transit through Irish airspace was approved for two aircraft (details supplied) on 19 November 2019; if these NATO aircraft were carrying weapons or munitions; if they were engaged in or com...More Button

Environmental Policy

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when he plans to launch a code of good practice which will set out measures to reduce ammonia emissions over the coming years.More Button