Wednesday, 3 February 2021
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Again, the bulk of those have been administered within time. That was dealt with in questions last week and in the previous week. This week, what is envisaged is statements and questions on mental health and Covid. Some 100 minutes fixed debate is provided. That is very important. Many Deputies have raised issues about mental health and Covid and we need to debate that issue. It needs to be debated in the media as well. The media are entitled to engage with politicians in the media as well, if necessary. A further 100 minutes fixed debate is provided for statements and questions to the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth, Deputy O'Gorman, in respect of his responsibilities related to Covid-19. Both are important issues that need to be dealt with by the House as well.