Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Order of Business
I refer the Taoiseach to page 57 of the programme for partnership Government and I refer here to the published programme as we do not have all the details of the other programme concerning Fine Gael's partnership with Fianna Fáil. Page 57 of the programme refers to the extension of the entitlement to a medical card for all children in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance, which follows on from the question asked by Deputy Shortall. We have prepared a Bill but it has been ruled out of order because it contravenes Standing Order 179. We would be very happy, and the 10,000 children who are relying on the quick passage of this legislation would be only too delighted, if the Taoiseach would join us in supporting this Bill.