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Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I will read my reply and then speak again on the issues raised by the Deputy. On behalf of the Minister, Deputy Harris, I thank the Deputy for raising this matter, as it gives me the opportunity to update the House. Most of my reply is probably information that the Deputy already has, but I will read it in any event. Organ donation is one of the most selfless acts that one person can...

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Louise O'Reilly: That was disappointing. The Minister of State referred to the necessity of not providing a financial incentive or award to a potential donor. I have met the lady in question. Knowing that she would not be reimbursed for the additional cost did not in any way deter her from donating a kidney. Donating is a marvellous thing for someone to do. A group of people are being discriminated...

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: The Deputy probably already had most of the information contained in my reply. I have listened to and understood her concerns. All I can do is relay most of them to the Minister. As someone with a person in her family who passed away and donated every organ, I understand the difficulties and stresses people experience during what is a time when no one can really put anything together....

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Louise O'Reilly: It is an anomaly.

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: There were 51 living donors of kidneys last year. I have the statistics with me. Many people are willing to change their lifestyles for two or three months after donating a kidney to a loved one. I will raise the issue with the Minister and ask him to reply directly to the Deputy. I cannot give her a commitment that an alteration will happen, but I understand her concerns.

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Louise O'Reilly: I thank the Minister of State.

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I thank the Deputy for her thoughtfulness on this issue. Perhaps it has been overlooked and we should re-examine it.

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

The Dáil adjourned at at 7.50 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I am taking this issue on behalf of the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath. I have just been made aware of the letter referred to by Deputy O'Dowd and perhaps I will get a chance to deal with that shortly. I thank Deputy O'Dowd for raising this important issue and for giving me the opportunity to outline the position in regard to the provision of respite services in County Louth....

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Fergus O'Dowd: I thank the Minister of State for her reply. I accept and acknowledge she is blameless in this matter and this is not her area of accountability. However, my views have not changed. This is departmental gobbledygook and it is unacceptable. While I am not being pejorative towards the Minister of State, whom I respect, I reject the rubbish she has been given to read out, which suggests I...

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: As the House is aware, I came with a prepared speech and I was not aware of the letter to which the Deputy referred. I will certainly raise all of the issues with the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, who apologises for not being here this evening. I fully concur with Deputy O'Dowd.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Fergus O'Dowd: I accept that.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: Even in my own constituency, I have had people ring me in regard to respite care, particularly for children, which astonished me. The children are in their teens now and there is a need for the HSE to up its game to make sure respite is available for those families, who are struggling on daily basis in trying to deal in particular with older children and youths. The difficulty is that, at...

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Organ Donation

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Louise O'Reilly: The issue I want to raise was brought to my attention by a woman who lives in my constituency. Her name, which she has given me permission to use, is Nicola McKenna. I met Nicola when I was out canvassing and we had a chat. Although she is very unassuming about it, Nicola is quite an amazing person. She donated a kidney to one of her siblings so she is a living donor. It is such a...

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Risk Management (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Connolly: I reluctantly say that the Minister of State's response is disappointing. I realise he is stepping in on behalf of the Minister but I asked a specific set of questions. What resources will be made available? What is the extent of the damage that has been communicated to the his Department? We need answers to them. Perhaps the full moon on the night explains some of the bewilderment on...

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Risk Management (18 Jan 2018)

Damien English: I have no problem getting more information on this for the Deputy and sitting down with her at a later date. She has raised questions that I will put to GCC as well. The national co-ordinating group assesses the fallout from all these events and makes changes accordingly. However, warnings are given on a regular basis and the OPW, Met Éireann and the Department are involved in that....

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Risk Management (18 Jan 2018)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I take it the Minister of State will meet the Deputy.

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Risk Management (18 Jan 2018)

Damien English: I am happy to meet her to discuss this.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Respite Care Services Provision

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