Dáil debates

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics Strikes: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

 

The following motion was moved by Deputy Ruth Coppinger on Wednesday, 13 February 2019:

Debate resumed on amendment No. 2:

(Minister for Health)

1:15 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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In accordance with Standing Order 73(2), it is not possible, due to a technical glitch, to conduct this division by electronic means. Members should now proceed to the lobbies, where the division will be taken manually.

Amendment again put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 51; Níl, 80; Staon, 0.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Seán Kyne and Tony McLoughlin; Níl, Deputies Mick Barry and Ruth Coppinger.

Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, Richard Bruton, Catherine Byrne, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Simon Coveney, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Paschal Donohoe, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frances Fitzgerald, Charles Flanagan, Brendan Griffin, Simon Harris, Martin Heydon, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, Seán Kyne, Michael Lowry, Josepha Madigan, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Dara Murphy, Eoghan Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Michael Noonan, Kate O'Connell, Fergus O'Dowd, John Paul Phelan, Michael Ring, Noel Rock, Shane Ross, David Stanton, Katherine Zappone.

Níl

Gerry Adams, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, Tommy Broughan, James Browne, Pat Buckley, Joan Burton, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Pat Casey, Jack Chambers, Lisa Chambers, Joan Collins, Niall Collins, Catherine Connolly, Ruth Coppinger, Barry Cowen, Seán Crowe, John Curran, Pearse Doherty, Stephen Donnelly, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Michael Fitzmaurice, Peter Fitzpatrick, Seán Fleming, Kathleen Funchion, Pat Gallagher, Noel Grealish, Seán Haughey, Séamus Healy, Brendan Howlin, Billy Kelleher, Gino Kenny, John Lahart, James Lawless, Marc MacSharry, Charlie McConalogue, Mary Lou McDonald, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Denise Mitchell, Michael Moynihan, Imelda Munster, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Catherine Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Paul Murphy, Darragh O'Brien, Jonathan O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Kevin O'Keeffe, Louise O'Reilly, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Willie Penrose, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Anne Rabbitte, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Róisín Shortall, Brendan Smith, Bríd Smith, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín, Robert Troy.

Amendment declared lost.

1:25 pm

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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I move amendment No. 1:

To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann:” and substitute the following:

“notes that:

— the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Executive Council and the Psychiatric Nurses Association have suspended industrial action, following a recommendation from the Labour Court;

— the Labour Court recommendation makes progress across all areas of concern to the nursing unions, including the key areas of safe staffing and addressing recruitment and retention problems; and

— the agreement by both sides that the resolution to the dispute must be found with the framework of the Public Service Stability Agreement;

welcomes proposals for:

— enhanced practice in nursing and widwifery with the development of a new Enhanced Nurse Practice salary scale;

— guaranteed multi-annual funding to maintain safe staffing levels;

— increased education and training opportunities;

— an expert review of the nursing profession to be undertaken in the medium term; and

— the addressing of other issues of concern to the union side as part of the resolution of the dispute; and

calls for all sides to the dispute to be given time to consider the recommendations without interference.”

Amendment put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 99; Níl, 35; Staon, 0.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies John Lahart and Michael Moynihan; Níl, Deputies Mick Barry and Ruth Coppinger.

Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Joan Burton, Mary Butler, Catherine Byrne, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Pat Casey, Jack Chambers, Lisa Chambers, Niall Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Simon Coveney, Barry Cowen, John Curran, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Stephen Donnelly, Paschal Donohoe, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frances Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzpatrick, Charles Flanagan, Seán Fleming, Pat Gallagher, Noel Grealish, Brendan Griffin, Simon Harris, Seán Haughey, Martin Heydon, Brendan Howlin, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, Billy Kelleher, Seán Kyne, John Lahart, James Lawless, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Charlie McConalogue, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Catherine Murphy, Dara Murphy, Eoghan Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Michael Noonan, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Kate O'Connell, Willie O'Dea, Fergus O'Dowd, Kevin O'Keeffe, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Éamon Ó Cuív, Willie Penrose, John Paul Phelan, Anne Rabbitte, Michael Ring, Noel Rock, Shane Ross, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Róisín Shortall, Brendan Smith, David Stanton, Robert Troy, Katherine Zappone.

Níl

Gerry Adams, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady, Tommy Broughan, Pat Buckley, Joan Collins, Catherine Connolly, Ruth Coppinger, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, Pearse Doherty, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Michael Fitzmaurice, Kathleen Funchion, Séamus Healy, Gino Kenny, Mary Lou McDonald, Mattie McGrath, Denise Mitchell, Imelda Munster, Paul Murphy, Jonathan O'Brien, Louise O'Reilly, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Bríd Smith, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín.

Amendment declared carried.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended at 1.48 p.m. and resumed at 2.28 p.m.