Dáil debates

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2021: Motion (Resumed)

 

The following motion was moved by the Minister for Health, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, on Tuesday, 5 October 2021:

Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:

-(Deputy Róisín Shortall)

6:47 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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I must now deal with a postponed division relating to the motion regarding Part 2 of the Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2021. On Tuesday, 5 October 2021, on the question that the amendment to the motion be agreed to, a division was claimed and in accordance with Standing Order 80(2), that division must be taken now.

Amendment put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 59; Níl, 73; Staon, 1.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Róisín Shortall and Cian O'Callaghan; Níl, Deputies Jack Chambers and Brendan Griffin.

Chris Andrews, Ivana Bacik, Mick Barry, Cathal Berry, Richard Boyd Barrett, Pat Buckley, Matt Carthy, Joan Collins, Michael Collins, Catherine Connolly, Rose Conway-Walsh, Réada Cronin, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, Pa Daly, Pearse Doherty, Paul Donnelly, Dessie Ellis, Mairead Farrell, Peter Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Funchion, Gary Gannon, Thomas Gould, Johnny Guirke, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Brendan Howlin, Gino Kenny, Martin Kenny, Claire Kerrane, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Mattie McGrath, Denise Mitchell, Imelda Munster, Catherine Murphy, Paul Murphy, Verona Murphy, Johnny Mythen, Gerald Nash, Carol Nolan, Cian O'Callaghan, Richard O'Donoghue, Darren O'Rourke, Eoin Ó Broin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Ruairi Ó Murchú, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Patricia Ryan, Seán Sherlock, Róisín Shortall, Bríd Smith, Duncan Smith, Brian Stanley, Pauline Tully, Mark Ward, Violet Wynne.

Níl

Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Colm Burke, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Jack Chambers, Niall Collins, Patrick Costello, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, Cathal Crowe, Cormac Devlin, Alan Dillon, Stephen Donnelly, Paschal Donohoe, Francis Noel Duffy, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frank Feighan, Michael Fitzmaurice, Joe Flaherty, Charles Flanagan, Norma Foley, Brendan Griffin, Seán Haughey, Martin Heydon, Emer Higgins, Neasa Hourigan, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, John Lahart, James Lawless, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Catherine Martin, Paul McAuliffe, Charlie McConalogue, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Hildegarde Naughton, Darragh O'Brien, Joe O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, James O'Connor, Willie O'Dea, Kieran O'Donnell, Patrick O'Donovan, Fergus O'Dowd, Roderic O'Gorman, Christopher O'Sullivan, Pádraig O'Sullivan, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Éamon Ó Cuív, Anne Rabbitte, Neale Richmond, Michael Ring, Brendan Smith, Ossian Smyth, David Stanton, Leo Varadkar.

Staon

Michael McNamara.

Amendment declared lost.

6:57 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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The question now is: "That the motion be agreed to."

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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On a point of order, I am a Member of this House for almost 20 years now. Can I ask what are the procedures around Deputies taking photographs in the Chamber of the voting board? I see Deputies Bríd Smith and Gould are great photographers. On the day that Tom Burke from the Irish Independenthas passed away-----

A Deputy:

I would not be pointing fingers.

(Interruptions).

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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The Deputy is entitled to make a point of order.

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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The phone would be confiscated if you took a photograph. I think action should be taken.

A Deputy:

The Deputy is not in the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting now.

(Interruptions).

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Could we have silence, please? It is a well-established fact that neither phones should be used nor photographs taken in the Chamber.

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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Hear, hear.

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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A Cheann Comhairle, my name was mentioned.

Photo of Alan FarrellAlan Farrell (Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael)
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That does not mean you have to say something.

A Deputy:

The last thing we need to do is hear from him.

(Interruptions).

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Resume your seat, Deputy.

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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A Cheann Comhairle, my name was mentioned.

(Interruptions).

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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The Deputy should be allowed to answer. Order, please.

Photo of Thomas GouldThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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My name was mentioned. I have no problem with people knowing the way I voted. The other point I would say is that if the Member is so worried about phones, he should talk to his leader, the Tánaiste, and everyone else who has their phones in here every day of the week. It is one rule for one and one rule for all. I am not ashamed of-----

(Interruptions).

A Deputy:

They would clap for anything in Sinn Féin.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Please do not turn the Chamber into a Ballymagash.

(Interruptions).

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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The question now is: "That the motion be agreed to."

Question put: "That the motion be agreed to."

The Dáil divided: Tá, 78; Níl, 55; Staon, 0.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Jack Chambers and Brendan Griffin; Níl, Deputies Mattie McGrath and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

Ivana Bacik, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Colm Burke, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Jack Chambers, Niall Collins, Patrick Costello, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, Cathal Crowe, Cormac Devlin, Alan Dillon, Stephen Donnelly, Paschal Donohoe, Francis Noel Duffy, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frank Feighan, Joe Flaherty, Charles Flanagan, Norma Foley, Brendan Griffin, Seán Haughey, Martin Heydon, Emer Higgins, Neasa Hourigan, Brendan Howlin, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, John Lahart, James Lawless, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Catherine Martin, Paul McAuliffe, Charlie McConalogue, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Gerald Nash, Hildegarde Naughton, Darragh O'Brien, Joe O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, James O'Connor, Willie O'Dea, Kieran O'Donnell, Patrick O'Donovan, Fergus O'Dowd, Roderic O'Gorman, Christopher O'Sullivan, Pádraig O'Sullivan, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Éamon Ó Cuív, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Anne Rabbitte, Neale Richmond, Michael Ring, Matt Shanahan, Seán Sherlock, Brendan Smith, Ossian Smyth, David Stanton, Leo Varadkar.

Níl

Chris Andrews, Mick Barry, Cathal Berry, Richard Boyd Barrett, Pat Buckley, Matt Carthy, Joan Collins, Michael Collins, Catherine Connolly, Rose Conway-Walsh, Réada Cronin, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, Pa Daly, Pearse Doherty, Paul Donnelly, Dessie Ellis, Mairead Farrell, Michael Fitzmaurice, Peter Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Funchion, Gary Gannon, Thomas Gould, Johnny Guirke, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Gino Kenny, Martin Kenny, Claire Kerrane, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Mattie McGrath, Michael McNamara, Denise Mitchell, Imelda Munster, Catherine Murphy, Paul Murphy, Verona Murphy, Johnny Mythen, Carol Nolan, Cian O'Callaghan, Richard O'Donoghue, Darren O'Rourke, Eoin Ó Broin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Ruairi Ó Murchú, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Patricia Ryan, Róisín Shortall, Bríd Smith, Brian Stanley, Pauline Tully, Mark Ward, Violet Wynne.

Question declared carried.