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Seanad: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Second Stage (10 Sep 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: I will be sharing my time with Senator Lisa Chambers. Cuirim fáilte ar ais go dtí an Teach roimh an Aire. I would like to thank the Minister for outlining the Bill before us this afternoon. There is no doubt that we live in strange times. This piece of legislation underlines that again if it needed to be underlined. I can say on behalf of the Fianna Fáil group that we are...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Motion for Earlier Signature (10 Sep 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: At 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (30 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: I raise the issue of medical cards for those who are terminally ill. We are all aware of a recent case of a man who was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer having his medical card removed and reinstated, not once but twice. Let us pause for a second and imagine what it must be like to be told by a consultant or doctor that one has cancer and is terminally ill. That must be absolutely...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (30 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: As far back as 2014, a promise was made that this practice would cease. That was six years ago and it continues.I have written to the Minister, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, to ask him to cease this practice immediately. I ask that the Deputy Leader on behalf of the Members of the House also writes to the Minister, Deputy Donnelly, to request that this cruel heartless act of reviewing medical...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (29 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: I thank the Leader and the Seanad Office for putting down the motion for the restoration to the Order Paper of three Bills I introduced in the previous Seanad. They all passed Second Stage in the House and I was extremely grateful to colleagues for the unanimous support I received in each case. The first Bill is the Criminal Justice (Public Order) (Amendment) Bill 2019, the purpose of which...

Seanad: Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020: Second Stage (28 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: I am sharing time with Senator Clifford-Lee. Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur roimh an Aire go dtí an Teach seo inniu. Déanaim comhghairdeas léi agus lena clann ag an am iontach speisialta seo dóibh. I wish to extend a warm welcome to the Minister this afternoon. It is my first opportunity to address her in her new role. I wish her well. She will be working...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (23 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: The leaving certificate class of 2020 and their families are eagerly awaiting the results of their examinations. Many of them hope to attend universities and colleges in this city and other cities throughout the country. This third level academic year will be like no other that has gone before it. I heard the heads of some universities recently state a university hall that would normally...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (16 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: The leaving certificate results are due out in the next few weeks and, as we all know, it is a very stressful time for students and their families, even more so this year with Covid-19 and all that students and their families had to put up with and the stress surrounding this time. I understand school principals have expressed concern as to how the results will be communicated this year in...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (9 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: The measures announced by the UK Government yesterday, including cutting VAT on its hospitality and services sector from 20% to 5%, has set alarm bells ringing across the Border counties in the last 24 hours, from Donegal right across to Louth. The measures introduced by the UK Government yesterday will be in place, I understand, until 12 January 2021. Businesses in Cavan, Monaghan and...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (7 Jul 2020)

Robbie Gallagher: Today, I want to raise the plight of community, sporting and voluntary groups in our society. Unfortunately, their fundraising activity has been negatively impacted by Covid, which arrived on our shores last March. These groups are set for another serious hurdle as their lotto and bingo licences are due to expire in the coming months. The cost of these licences is significant to a local...

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

Robbie Gallagher: I join my colleagues in congratulating Mr. Tim Cullinan on his elevation to the highest role in the IFA. I understand he is a beef farmer from County Tipperary so he will be acutely aware of the difficulties in that sector. Undoubtedly, he will use his experience in his new office to try to find credible solutions to the difficulties beef farmers are currently experiencing. While it has...

Seanad: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second and Subsequent Stages (18 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: I welcome the Minister of State. Fianna Fáil is happy to support the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill. The Bill is something akin to a finance Bill or a social welfare Bill, in that it arrives here every November. The measures within are designed to support risk equalisation and to sustain community rating in our health insurance market in order that older citizens and people with...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (18 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: I acknowledge what the Minister is after saying. I thank him for taking on board the concerns that were raised about the cost involved for those who would have to seek a solution to the High Court and about the timeframe involved in that process. I welcome and fully support the Minister's contribution.

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (18 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: My understanding of the word "brief" and that of other Members may differ slightly but I assure Members that I will be brief.

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (18 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: I welcome our friends to the Gallery this afternoon. I wish to put on the record that Fianna Fáil was supportive of the pharmaceutical assistants. I know other members of our party have been in contact with me on the matter. Senator Davitt and yourself, Acting Chairman, were keen to ensure that we supported the amendment. I compliment Senator Bacik on her contribution and on her work...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: National Parks (17 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire go dtí an Teach. I thank the Minister, Deputy Ring, for taking time from his schedule to be here. Rossmore Forest Park is a national park located on the outskirts of Monaghan town. It is a huge, fantastic facility. It stretches across more than 320 ha of forest.It has been used primarily for recreation purposes as there are many beautiful trails and...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: National Parks (17 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as sin. I thank the Minister very much for his response. Like myself, he comes from rural Ireland and knows the importance of our responsibility to develop the potential of rural Ireland to its maximum. This is an opportunity for the Government to put Monaghan on the map as a tourist attraction. I sincerely hope that when the Minister goes to write that...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: National Parks (17 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: Loud and clear. I will bring that message home.

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

Robbie Gallagher: I again wish to raise the issue of teacher supply across the country. School principals continue to voice their frustration at the time and effort required to find a substitute teacher for either a long-term or short-term absence. I was contacted by a school principal who has been in the job for many years. Throughout that service the school principal has fought consistently to ensure that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Dundalk Institute of Technology and SOLAS: Chairpersons Designate (17 Dec 2019)

Robbie Gallagher: I welcome Mr. Malone. I was impressed by his presentation. He has gathered a wide range of skills in his life to date and I am hopeful he will bring the expertise he has gained into his new role as well. I am impressed that rather than talking about Dundalk singularly, Mr. Malone talked about the region. As someone who represents Monaghan and Cavan, that is important to people in the neck...

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