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Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I join with all of those saluting Deputy NcNamara for the superb job he did leading the committee. He may wish to reply to the debate we have had.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Michael McNamara: I thank the Ceann Comhairle both for his compliments and for the assistance he gave the committee at various crucial stages. There were inevitably difficulties with accommodating a committee at a difficult time and when advice was novel, as it inevitably is in the context of a novel coronavirus pandemic. I welcome the fact that both the Minister of State and the Minister have said they...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Question put and agreed to.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

The Dáil adjourned at at 8.58 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Joan Collins: I thank the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response for doing this fierce body of work and the recommendations in it. It looks like most of the recommendations will go to the select committees to be overseen and to make sure, where possible, that they are implemented. I was not a member of the committee. I would have liked to have been, as I was on the Sláintecare committee and I...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Mary Butler: I thank all the Deputies for their contribution to this debate. Covid-19 has dominated the lives of our people, and, indeed, people around the world, for most of this year and it is fitting and correct that the Oireachtas gives due consideration to the response that continues to be mounted by the State. The work of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is one important area of the...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Michael Collins: I am sharing time with Deputy Mattie McGrath. As a member of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, I take this opportunity to thank the Chairman, Deputy McNamara. He put a huge amount of time and effort into his role and was a very fair Chairman throughout the whole period during which the committee met. I thank the leader of the Rural Independent Group, Deputy Mattie McGrath, for...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Mattie McGrath: I am glad to have an opportunity to contribute to this discussion. I begin by thanking Deputy McNamara for doing, from what I saw of the proceedings, an excellent job as Chairman of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response. I thank Deputies Michael Collins and O'Donoghue from our group for their diligent attendance at, and contribution to, the committee's work. The Minister for Health...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Fergus O'Dowd: I welcome the debate and congratulate Deputy McNamara, on his performance as Chairman of the committee, his fairness and the way he dealt with the issues. I also pay tribute to all those families who have lost loved ones in nursing homes or outside them to Covid-19. The Irish Timestoday published the pictures of 100 people who are deceased. Some of those families have contacted me. It is...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Patricia Ryan: I too would like to thank the Chairman and members of the committee for all of their work and allowing me to speak at some of the meetings. It was important for me to do this, particularly at a time Kildare was the only county in lockdown so that I could share the experience of my constituents. Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. We watched as strange situations like not being able...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I hope the Deputy has her Santy letter in the post.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Pauline Tully: I have.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Matt Shanahan: The Covid special committee did a lot of good work. I pay special thanks to the Chairman, Deputy McNamara, and the secretariat. I would also like to highlight my colleagues on the committee who were elevated to office, including the Minister for Health, Deputy Donnelly, the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy Butler, and the Minister for Education, Deputy Foley. I am not...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Eoghan Murphy: I thank Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan for sharing his time. I thank the committee's Chairman and other members for the important work they did at a critical time for this country. I also thank the officials who helped them in that work, including the compiling of such a detailed and good report. I wish to make four points about the report. First, it is important that the committee...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Bríd Smith: It was hard work but a very interesting experience being on the committee. I thank everybody who made an appearance before us because we heard some really telling reports. There are many things we did not look at, least of all the schools because they had not returned and we did not have the experience of the return. Maybe there is a case to be said for looking at them in future. For...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan is sharing time with Deputy Eoghan Murphy.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: I acknowledge the work of the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, in the early days of the Covid committee. 8 o’clock She was one of a number of Deputies who were promoted. I then took up the mantle, which gave me my first opportunity as a new Deputy to experience the work of a committee. I am grateful for being one of the first substitutes on the committee. I will move on to...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Thank you, Deputy Durkan, for those words of wisdom.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Claire Kerrane: From a social protection perspective, Covid-19 has done two things in recent months. It has put a spotlight on the adequacy and effectiveness of our social welfare rates. It has shown how, very quickly, one Department can make major changes. As soon as Covid hit, two things became clear. People who had lost their jobs could not live on €203 per week. We could not expect a person...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I have said a number of times here that Covid has been absolutely dreadful. In addition, it has shown up certain weaknesses in society, particularly in the areas of healthcare and housing. It has put a strain on a system that was already strained. I thank Deputy McNamara, the secretariat of the committee and all the members, including some of my Sinn Féin colleagues. The committee...

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