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Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Bernard Durkan: The Deputy cannot control the debate.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Michael McNamara: I am not seeking to control the debate.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Bernard Durkan: I ask the Minister to reply to the debate. The Deputy cannot interrupt.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Two thirds of Covid patients are under 45.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Michael McNamara: Okay.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: That is an important message. There is genuine concern in Ireland right now. We are all aware of it. We are all talking to our constituents, families and friends and there is real concern. New measures have just been announced by an Taoiseach for the coming weeks. People are hearing about initial reports and are listening to initial reports and views on the Omicron variant, and they are,...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Mattie McGrath: What about HIQA? What is HIQA saying?

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: If we support the public health advice, let us do that. There are some false claims being put around this evening, like the claim that the rise in transmission in young children is because of a lack of contact tracing in schools. That simply is not the case. The rise in cases in children has followed the rise in cases in the population.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Michael Fitzmaurice: It was always there but you would not admit it.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Deputy Ward seemed to be deeply critical of everything the Government is doing on Covid but then he shared with the House that he is doubly vaccinated and got his booster last week. Clearly, we are not doing everything wrong.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Michael McNamara: You did not give him the vaccine.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I have heard Deputies and I am going to try to step up the engagement. I ask my colleagues in opposition, if they are willing - I know some will not be - to try to go with us on this right now-----

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Mattie McGrath: Why are we not briefed on Covid?

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: -----because the public needs to hear a very clear message from all of us in the Oireachtas. We have an important role to play right now. The country is in a tough spot and people are worried.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Mattie McGrath: We have been preached at for 13 months.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I have heard colleagues. We will meet and let us talk about how we can increase engagement. There is a lot of engagement but I have heard colleagues clearly on that matter. However, I have a request of them too. Let us try, for the next few weeks, to work as closely together as we can-----

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Mattie McGrath: There are no briefings.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: -----to make sure a very clear message goes out to the public on what we can all do and what will work to push this virus back and protect people, families and our healthcare workers.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Question put.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

David Cullinane: Vótáil.

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