Thursday, 29 April 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
I raised with the Taoiseach yesterday the issue of access to maternity services for the partners of those giving birth. The Tánaiste might confirm whether we will be getting news on this today because I have been raising the issue in the House for seven months.
Another issue I have been raising here for seven months - we were sitting in Leinster House when I first raised it, in October - is that of antigen testing. It is connected with access to maternity services because, for the reopening of businesses and services the Government is hoping to announce later, antigen testing has to have a role. Is the Government going to follow the UK's lead, where seven free antigen tests are being given to everyone? As regards reopening businesses and society, antigen testing has a very significant role to play. We have had promises in the past and I am sick and tired of raising it here.
I would appreciate a positive response to both issues.