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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental Health Care: Community Health Care Organisations: Discussion (18 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I am glad of an opportunity to discuss these very important issues with the witnesses today. I seem to straddle two or three different areas. As my colleague, Deputy Tony McLoughlin, has adequately asked questions related to County Leitrim, I will raise issues related to County Roscommon. I understand that the witnesses do a very difficult job. It is an emotive and complex situation for...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental Health Care: Community Health Care Organisations: Discussion (18 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: Do I have a few more minutes?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental Health Care: Community Health Care Organisations: Discussion (18 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: The same report produced 27 recommendations on how to improve Roscommon mental health services. How many of those have been implemented in the short term, if any?

Seanad: Order of Business (23 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I welcome the announcement from the so-called dissident republican group, Óglaigh na hÉireann, that it is ending its armed actions. This is very welcome. The group carried out an horrific attack on the Catholic PSNI member Peadar Heffron in 2010. The group comprises former Provisional IRA members and carried out its first action in 2009. I would like to pay tribute to the men...

Seanad: Agricultural Issues: Statements (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I welcome the Minister to the House to discuss agricultural issues, which are wide and varied. Tough weather conditions is an issue that is pertinent to farmers who live in the west and north west because it has caused them a lot of stress. I have asked the Minister to consider introducing a support scheme for farmers in the west and north west who face a severe shortage of animal fodder....

Seanad: National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017: Second Stage (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I welcome this Private Members' Bill. When I heard of it first, I said it struck a chord of well meaning. I congratulate Sinn Féin on bringing it before the House. I have some difficulty - not much difficulty - with some issues. I had a restaurant over 20 years ago and am proud that the staff kept their tips. I had one member of staff who did not remember orders, was not very fast...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: Senator O'Mahony has asked a few of the questions I had. Regarding the increase in energy costs for public lighting, I note that a lot of the lighting along the N4 and in a lot of the towns on the route is low-energy or solar lighting. Surely, modern technology means costs should be reduced. I understand that in the interests of safety we in fact overdid it 15 or 20 years ago. There was a...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I want to ensure-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I have a meeting at 11 o'clock.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I have questions I would like to ask on the capital programme. I have been here since 9 o'clock.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I could come back at 11.30, but-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I would like an answer to my question on the cost of public lighting.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I am from the north west. I live near the N5 and N4. Getting back to the national infrastructure project, I have seen where yellow and orange lights have been replaced with white lights. It is amazing that we have come full circle, as 30 years ago we had white lights. I would like to see the type of savings being made. I would not like to see this being dealt with just in the west and...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I have to go to another meeting with the Minister.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: Could I get a response on the Carrick-on-Shannon bypass? Is Mr. Maher aware of the serious situation there, and what will happen?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: Yes.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Legacy Issues Affecting Victims and Relatives in Northern Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (25 Jan 2018)

Frank Feighan: I welcome the witnesses here today to discuss this very difficult subject. The setting up of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains has been one aspect of the Good Friday Agreement that is working in a lot of ways with a difficult task. I attended Kevin McKee's funeral in St. Peter's in Belfast, in a personal capacity. It brought back the awfulness of the tragedy...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Diaspora Issues (6 Feb 2018)

Frank Feighan: I welcome the Minister of State with responsibility for the diaspora. I am seeking an update on funding and plans for assisting organisations and lobby groups which support the Irish diaspora, along with a similar update about foreign aid programmes. It is great to see the Minister of State back in the House. I acknowledge his work and the work of the Government in this area and his deep...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Diaspora Issues (6 Feb 2018)

Frank Feighan: I am delighted the Minister of State is working to reduce the barriers faced by citizens seeking to return to Ireland from abroad. I look forward to seeing the report when it is finalised. They are people who never forgot our country and sometimes went in difficult times. Everything should be put in place to provide the best possible assistance for returned emigrant entrepreneurs such as a...

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Feb 2018)

Frank Feighan: I note that a committee will today consider a petition for the removal of a statue of Prince Albert from Leinster House.

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