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Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (Resumed) (20 Jan 2021) See 30 other results from this debate

Anne Rabbitte: ...Devlin, about copies of the report. In short, approximately 200 hard copies of the abridged report have been sent out to date. Of those, 75 were posted on the day of publication to the survivors and their representatives and to select Members, Deputies and Senators. Since then, 123 requests for the abridged version have been received to date and a copy has been posted to all of those...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Jan 2021)

Thomas Pringle: Last week I asked the Taoiseach about the refusal by the commission on mother and baby homes of subject access requests. The Taoiseach responded by stating: “The Minister's bona fides were absolutely correct on that occasion ... I will ask the Minister to come back to the Deputy on the specific point he raised”. The first part of the answer was fallacious, and the latter part...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (20 Jan 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I join the Taoiseach and others in expressing the Labour Party's sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives yesterday, one of whom was 41 years of age, which should be a reminder to everybody in society that this is a virus that can affect all age groups. I also join the Taoiseach in congratulating, if I may say, one of our own in becoming President of the United States on his...

Pay for Student Nurses and Midwives: Motion [Private Members] (20 Jan 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Richard Boyd Barrett: I am sharing time with Deputies Paul Murphy and Barry. Last week the victims of the mother and baby home scandal were insulted. The insult centred on the Government's refusal to value the direct testimony of those victims and instead to follow an official narrative from institutions. This week we have the same pattern of insulting the student nurses and midwives, refusing to listen to their...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Jan 2021) See 5 other results from this debate

Regina Doherty: The Order of Business No. 1, motion regarding the eighth report of the Seanad Committee on Parliamentary Privileges and Oversight, to be taken on conclusion of the Order of Business, without debate; and No. 2, statements on the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, to be taken at 4.40 p.m., or 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Order of Business, whichever...

Report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation: Statements (19 Jan 2021)

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (14 Jan 2021)

Richard O'Donoghue: I wish to start by wishing the Tánaiste and his family and all my colleagues in the Houses of the Oireachtas a happy and safe new year. That goes for all the people around Ireland. The time since Christmas has been difficult, with Covid-19 resulting in 172 people in intensive care and 17,000 hospitalised over Christmas. Before moving on to my questions to the Tánaiste, I wish to...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements and Questions and Answers (13 Jan 2021)

Duncan Smith: Before asking my questions, I wish to say that my thoughts today are with the victims and survivors who passed through our mother and baby homes. I will speak and leave the Minister with a few questions. The first matter of two that I wish to focus on is that of travel. The Minister knows how strongly I felt about a proper regime of testing and follow-up contacts in respect of people...

Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (13 Jan 2021) See 15 other results from this debate

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank Deputy Connolly. That concludes statements on the report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes for today. I understand it is intended to return to the matter in the near future.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (13 Jan 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Thomas Pringle: The Government is rightly facing a wave of upset and anger from the survivors and victims of the mother and baby homes on the back of the publication of the commission's report and the Government's handling of it. We in the Opposition warned the Government of this back in October when the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Deputy O'Gorman, rammed the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (13 Jan 2021) See 4 other results from this debate

Verona Murphy: As it is our first day back, I wish everybody a happy new year. As the important issue of the mother and baby homes is being raised later, rather than labour the point, I want to raise another issue of national importance. Utter disruption has ensued since 1 January at ports, within businesses and the supply chain. Does the Taoiseach intend to allow the disruption to continue to the...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (13 Jan 2021)

Paul McAuliffe: 615. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the way in which a person (details supplied) who is a survivor of a mother and baby home can access counselling to deal with the aftermath of events that occurred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44738/20]

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Dec 2020) See 1 other result from this debate

Lisa Chambers: I wish to voice my agreement with the Order of Business and raise a couple of items. As Members will be aware, the national development plan, NDP, is currently being reviewed and is open for public consultation. People can submit their ideas and suggestions before the end of January. I know the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage will be coming to the Chamber early in the...

Public Accounts Committee: Caranua: Financial Statements 2019 (17 Dec 2020) See 2 other results from this debate

Paul McAuliffe: Regarding the Department, there are clear asks. As the co-ordinating Department, what learnings will the Department of Education take from this process? We hope to get the mother and baby homes report early in January and we do not know if it will have a redress scheme. There may be other redress schemes in the future. What learnings has the State taken from having an independent...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (17 Dec 2020)

Richard Boyd Barrett: 455. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if counselling and support services will be available to all of those who will potentially be impacted by the publication of the mother and baby homes report on 11 January 2021; if it will be ensured that these services are advertised widely and that those affected will be directly contacted with details of the...

Seanad: Social Welfare Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (16 Dec 2020)

Heather Humphreys: I thank Senator Craughwell for tabling the amendment but, as I indicated in the House on Monday, I will not be able to accept it. I am happy to consider it and will certainly ask my officials to look at the matter. Senators Ardagh, Higgins, Lombard, Wall, Seery Kearney, Chambers, Carrigy and Crowe have spoken and I understand and appreciate the points that all of them have made. It is...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (15 Dec 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: 400. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the method by which the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is obliged to make every reasonable effort to notify persons who gave evidence to the confidential committee of their entitlement to request that their personal information be redacted prior to that evidence being deposited with his Department as part of the...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Residential Institutions (15 Dec 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Kathleen Funchion: 401. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the additional supports that will be available to survivors of mother and baby homes (details supplied); the services over and above the national counselling service that will be available to survivors of mother and baby homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43206/20]

Seanad: Finance Bill 2020: Committee Stage (11 Dec 2020)

Rónán Mullen: I have brought up something of substance. My recommendation has been ruled out of order on a technicality and as a result, I was advised by the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach that I was within my rights to speak to the section. What I am saying is that section 4 should include a recommendation of the kind I am making, which proposes the insertion of a new section 5 that would...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (10 Dec 2020)

Joan Collins: I am sure the Tánaiste is aware that today is International Human Rights Day and in that respect, I draw his attention to the survey by the Vienna-based European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, FRA, on conditions for Traveller, Roma and Sinti communities across six EU countries. On Monday, the results of this survey were published. They point to a truly awful situation, with 31% of...

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