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Connolly, Catherine

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements (Continued)

Moving back to the Government, there are a number of speakers. Will Deputy Murnane O'Connor let me know the breakdown between speakers?More Button

I have two and half minutes as I am sharing time.

  I thank the Minister of State for her detailed speech and I thank both Ministers of State for sitting through this debate whic...More Button

I ask that the Minister of State look at the report of the Mental Health Commission and come back to me on it.More Button

There are a number of practical issues I wish to highlight. The Ministers of State may not have time to respond on them. Last week, I raised the issue of respite service. No respite service is...More Button

The next issue to which I wish to draw to the attention of the Ministers of State is the number of late discharges of those in psychiatric hospitals. I have the details of one such case but I wi...More Button

I also wish to highlight the issue of wards of court. Very little progress is being made on it.More Button

I refer to the issue raised earlier by Deputy Alan Kelly and relating to people aged between 60 and 69 and the number of vaccines not being taken up. The comments by two senior politicians regar...More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Roimh na ceisteanna, déanaim comhghairdeas leis an Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Teachta McEntee, agus lena fear céile, Paul. Mar is eol dúinn, rugadh mac di cúpla uair ó shin. Ar mo shon féin agus ar son ...More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I ask Deputies to keep to the time in order to facilitate matters.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

There are 16 Deputies listed to speak so I ask for Members' co-operation. We will begin with Deputy Carroll MacNeill.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

Deputy, we are over time.More Button

I thank the Deputy, but we are over time.More Button

Deputy, we are running out of time.More Button

There are four Members left on the list, but only three of them are in the Chamber. With their co-operation and the co-operation of the Tánaiste, I will use my discretion and allow the three Deput...More Button

National Marine Planning Framework: Motion (Continued)

It is significant that we do not have a copy of the Minister of State's speech. He appears to have a detailed speech and he made a robust defence of what he is doing but we do not have a copy of i...More Button

There is one backbencher. That is very good.More Button

There is no opportunity to speak. Let me look at what is happening here. I went to the consultation the Minister of State lauded in his speech. I thought it was appalling. It was an excuse fo...More Button

I do not know why I am appealing to the Minister of State but I do not do so on a personal basis. We are trying to give courage to people outside this room and tell them their voice matters and ...More Button

Is the motion agreed?More Button

In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the division is postponed until the next weekly division time.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed)

  Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." More Button

Is this Minister of State taking this debate?More Button

You can all chair if you like. I am simply asking if the Minister of State is here for this topic.More Button

You are not answering, but you are here for this topic.More Button

Deputy Sean Sherlock is clearly in possession and ready to go.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

In case there is any misunderstanding, the Regional Group's slot will come up in due course. I now call on Deputy Cairns for the Social Democrats.More Button

I understand the Sinn Féin slot is being shared by a number of Deputies, commencing with Deputy Stanley.More Button

IDA Ireland

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: further to Parliamentary Question No. 166 of 21 April 2021, concerning the announcement by the IDA that it plans to appoint a consultant in Israel, the systems and processes in place to ensure that...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedures in place in circumstances in which a person is unable to attend a Covid-19 appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Long-Term Illness Scheme

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason life-long required mental health medications are only free of charge for those under 18 years of age on the life-long illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button