Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements


10:30 am

Photo of Mary ButlerMary Butler (Waterford, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I thank all three Deputies for their constructive approach. To refer back to Deputy Murnane O'Connor's comments, although all three Deputies raised their concerns about older people and day care centres, I am particularly anxious to see the likes of the men's sheds, women's groups and active retirement groups back open. We are actively looking at that at the moment. I met with Seán Moynihan, the CEO of Alone, last week. Alone has done fabulous work. We are very conscious of the loneliness task force and supports for older people.


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