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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I will not. Last year the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, requested that each local authority designate a vacant homes officer to co-ordinate actions to address the issue of vacant properties. I welcomed that at the time and I feel strongly that there should be at least one such officer in every large town rather than just one in each county council area. These people should not be taken...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: This morning, the website of The Irish Times features an article on credit unions. It refers to savers in credit unions being forced to move their deposits as the credit unions are now imposing limits on savings. The credit unions are blaming the banks. The European Central Bank rate stands at 0% but its interbank rates are actually in negative territory. I ask that the Minister for...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: No, it is not.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: Senator Craughwell is not the Taoiseach.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (13 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: Look at the procedure.

Seanad: Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 and Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009: Motions (13 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I welcome the Minister back to the House. As has been said, the Offences against the State Act was introduced in 1998 following the barbaric murder of 29 people by the IRA in the Omagh bombings. The legislation has continued until now, and the recent terrible death of Lyra McKee, which was again a murder committed by the IRA. My colleague spoke about the depleted number of members of An...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Legislative Reviews (12 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I thank the Minister of State for making time to come to the House. Political discourse, both here and abroad, is being degraded by a variety of groups and individuals who peddle messages of division and hatred that have no place in Irish culture. Several of the candidates in the recent elections ran campaigns based on messages of hate and fear that were designed to get attention and...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Legislative Reviews (12 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I thank the Minister of State. I am aware of the work that he does on this issue all of the time. I was a member of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality in the previous Oireachtas term and know of his commitment in this area. I really welcome the fact that the Department has commissioned research, which will be invaluable. I also welcome the proposed public consultation and would...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (12 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: Under Standing Order 62(3)(b) I request that the division be taken again other than by electronic means.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Jun 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: Senator Leyden does not need any help in that regard.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Retention of Defence Forces Personnel: Discussion with Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (30 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: The witnesses are very welcome. It gives me great pleasure to welcome a fellow Athlonian to the committee. Many of the questions I wished to ask have been addressed. I feel very strongly about this issue. I very much admire the respect shown by the witnesses to the committee, the Department and the Minister of State under difficult circumstances. The protests or parades by retired...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (29 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I would like to raise the issue of funding for the various community healthcare organisations, CHOs. I would like us to ask the Minister for Health to come before the House to have a debate on this. I myself live in CHO 8, which includes Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath. Recently I have constantly been told there is not enough funding for CHO 8 and that it has less...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: On radio this morning the retired commandant Cathal Berry spoke eloquently about the Defence Forces and the plight in which its members found themselves. I have spoken about this topic every other week since I was elected to Seanad √Čireann, but I could not say it as well as the retired commandant did this morning. He raised several issues, all of which I have raised previously and will...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: It is just not right. Will the Leader ask the Minister of State at the Department of Defence to come to the House to discuss these issues? It has been said constantly that we are waiting for the pay commission to release its report, but that will not be enough.No matter what the report states, soldiers are still going to be the lowest-paid public servants. Therefore, we need a proper...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (22 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I will not repeat everything that has been said. I commend the Minister of State on the work she has done on this issue and also my colleague, Senator Reilly, on his work in this area. I have always supported this measure. For almost a quarter of a millennium, the RCSI has been a leader in the field of medical education. Through all of that time, it has been a leader rather than a...

Seanad: Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (22 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: There is precedent.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 May 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: On my travels over the weekend, I met a gentleman who has a tumour. He is attending University Hospital Galway for scheduled treatment. Every month when he goes for this treatment, there is no bed for him. He was advised to go in through the accident and emergency department. He does that and waits for up to 24 hours for a bed and has his treatment. He was at pains to tell me that the...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Apr 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: It is hard to come after the comedian who went before Senator Black.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Apr 2019)

Gabrielle McFadden: I have to say to Senator Norris, that is very condescending and I do not like that tone. I would prefer as-----

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