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Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Amendment agreed to.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Question, as amended, put and agreed to.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

The Dáil adjourned at at 7.38 p.m. until 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: We had very substantial contributions by all of the Deputies who spoke. Would the Minister of State care to respond?

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Mary Butler: I wish to thank all the Deputies who contributed to this important debate in the House. Once again I would like to thank Deputies Burke and Higgins for bringing forward this Private Members' Bill. The debate this evening has been very useful and the early discussion of the issues concerned will be of great benefit as my Department continues to progress proposals to regulate the home support...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputies Burke and Higgins have stimulated a very important debate. I invite Deputy Burke to respond to that debate now.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Colm Burke: I thank the Minister of State for being here this evening to deal with this matter. I fully appreciate that there are lots of pressures on the Department of Health as it is an area on which I have focused since coming into the Oireachtas back in 2011. I also thank all of the Deputies who contributed to this debate. I very much appreciate that and I also thank my colleague, Deputy Higgins,...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Sorca Clarke: After the most recent election, an exit poll conducted by The Irish Timeshighlighted that 40% of voters said health was the most important issue influencing their vote. The subsequent pandemic has further highlighted the need for systematic change within our health service. Therefore, I welcome the introduction of the Bill this evening. The programme for Government includes a commitment to...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Réada Cronin: I commend Deputy Colm Burke on the Bill. I welcome the opportunity to speak as it will allow me to talk about the care of our older people. In this regard we are really talking about ourselves because, if we are lucky, old age will come to us all. I am sure that most of us here would like to live independently at home for as long as possible and then, if necessary, with some form of...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Pauline Tully: I welcome the Bill brought forward by Deputy Colm Burke and the regulation it proposes to introduce for this sector. I would fully support any policy or legislation which seeks to put in place the necessary supports to allow older people or people with disabilities to remain living in their own homes. Demand for care services is due to rise in the coming years as the population of older...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Patricia Ryan: I welcome the Bill introduced by Deputy Colm Burke. It is unfortunate that it is coming nine years after legislative provision in this area was recommended by the Law Reform Commission. Strong regulation in respect of professional home care services is long overdue. The number of people aged over 65 in this country is expected to increase to more than 1 million by 2040. Moreover, the...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Could we stop the clock for a minute, please? For the information of Members, Thursday evening's Private Members' business, by way of the order of the House, is to be taken for 75 minutes. The opening 30 minutes are available in the format of 15 minutes for the proposer of the motion and 15 minutes for the Minister or Minister of State to respond. At the end, the Government has five...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

David Cullinane: I propose that we take five minutes each. I would be happy with that.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputies can suit themselves. It is up to them to work it out. There are 36 minutes remaining, with five Deputies offering. They could have seven minutes each if they wanted. Deputy Cullinane is up first.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

David Cullinane: To be helpful, I will take five minutes.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Good.

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

David Cullinane: I commend Deputy Colm Burke on introducing this Bill. Speaking as the author of three Bills that were subjected to the dreadful amendment that they would "be deemed to be read a second time this day twelve months", that was not some form of legislative purgatory as most if not all of those Bills withered on the vine. I hope this Bill will not be one of those, but I would not hold my breath....

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Emer Higgins: I am delighted to have the opportunity to second this ambitious Bill. For too long there has been an absence of regulations for professional home care. That cannot continue. Great trust is placed on home care workers. They have access to older people's homes and spend large amounts of time unsupervised with them. It is a credit to the professionalism of the home care industry that...

Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (24 Sep 2020)

Mary Butler: I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after “That” and substitute the following: “Dáil Éireann resolves that the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020 be deemed to be read a second time this day twelve months, in order to allow the Minister for Health to further consider some of the issues with the Bill, and having regard to the fact...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Tuberculosis Eradication Programme (24 Sep 2020)

Martin Heydon: I need to clarify that, although the Deputy calls it a system and a proposal, it is neither a system nor a proposal. It is information that has been distilled to farmers previously and that now has been distilled in a clearer way, giving very clear identification as to the risk. It is one key element for farmers in decision making. Farmers make decisions every year on what stock they keep...

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