Thursday, 28 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Eugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail)
I am glad we have co-operation. We are on the eve of the closure of the Irish Wheelchair Association Cuisle centre in Donamon.
It is a sad situation. It is a case of "I do not know, we do not know, they do not know and we do not care". According to the Irish Wheelchair Association, IWA, two Ministers were contacted. My colleague, Deputy Naughten, conceded that he was contacted and made representations. Was the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, contacted? The Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, told the Seanad yesterday he was never lobbied by the IWA. It is amazing that the Government gave €39.4 million to the IWA and it is not able to stretch a point and give €1.1 million for this particular venture to continue. As Deputy Naughten said, all we are asking the Government to do is make the IWA pause this situation.