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Racism Affecting Ethnic Minorities in Ireland: Statements (12 Dec 2019)

Brendan Ryan: Racism should not be allowed to take root in our society. It is not inevitable and we must act to stamp it out, especially in our politics. Our equality laws prohibit discrimination against employees and customers based on several grounds, including race. The level of formal reporting of racist discrimination is not high but it would be a mistake to believe that means there is no racism in...

Racism Affecting Ethnic Minorities in Ireland: Statements (12 Dec 2019)

Martin Kenny: Tonight's statements on racism are very apt and are a positive opportunity for us to say something loud and clear and for those of us in public life to put ourselves into a leadership position. It is also important for communities that we make it clear that racism should not have any place in society at any level. People often point to the far right as being the problem and suggest that a...

Racism Affecting Ethnic Minorities in Ireland: Statements (12 Dec 2019)

Fiona O'Loughlin: Ireland has built its tourism industry and even its identity around the concept of the welcome. Our fáilte is world-renowned but there has been precious little of the céad míle fáilte in our public discourse recently. Unwarranted attacks on asylum seekers and people from sub-Saharan Africa, as well as unfounded inferences and accusations not based on fact, were made in...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Denis Naughten: Hear, hear.

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: They know the importance of mandatory open disclosure. I think of people whose names are familiar to us all, such as Vicky Phelan, Lorraine Walsh, Stephen Teap, the people involved in the 221+ group, and the many others whose names are not known publicly but who have come to see us at our clinics and in our offices over the years to make the case for changes in this area. There is an onus...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (12 Dec 2019)

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Health pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 149(1).

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (12 Dec 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Racism Affecting Ethnic Minorities in Ireland: Statements (12 Dec 2019)

Racism Affecting Ethnic Minorities in Ireland: Statements (12 Dec 2019)

David Stanton: I welcome the opportunity to debate this important issue. Racist incidents can gain momentum quickly, in particular because of the extra oxygen provided by social media. Their effects can be devastating on individuals and can last a lifetime. The majority of Irish society has been remarkably open and welcoming to migrants and, over the past two decades and more, we have welcomed people...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: I thank Members for their comprehensive contributions and the wide support for the legislation. There will be detailed scrutiny of it at the Select Committee on Health in the new year and there will be an opportunity to fine-tune the legislation and tease out, discuss and debate a number of the issues. It is heartening for patients and staff across the health service to see that cross party...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Denis Naughten: As I am the final speaker before the Minister brings this debate to a conclusion, perhaps I can be facilitated with a new slot rather than having to share Deputy Harty's slot. I do not intend to speak for much more than ten minutes, but it might be best to make arrangements just in case.

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: We can be flexible.

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Denis Naughten: On 18 January 2016, to the shock of many people, myself included, the then Minister for Health and current Taoiseach, Deputy Varadkar, issued a statement to the effect that it would be counterproductive to enshrine open disclosure to patients in legislation. This was the position of the then Minister and of the Department of Health. It represented a major U-turn on the policy that had been...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Michael Harty: On the mandatory open disclosure of specified serious patient incidents, we should add other patient safety incidents by regulation. It is important that we separate serious and less serious, or minor, incidents. Notification can be made to HIQA, the chief inspector of social services and the Mental Health Commission. In that regard, there should be a common database among the three of...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Martin Kenny: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the Bill. I will speak to the various sections, starting with the overarching agenda of the Bill setting out the legislative framework for reporting notifiable patient safety incidents. Mandatory open disclosure has been a significant public concern for some time, not least since the CervicalCheck scandal. A policy of mandatory open disclosure of...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Bernard Durkan: I am delighted to have an opportunity to speak on this very important legislation. I hope it serves the purposes for which it is intended. I hope it will improve the standard of care and attention available to all of our constituents throughout the country, that it will safeguard hospital staff themselves and protect them so that mistakes that might be made and things might have been...

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: I chose to correct the record in this House.

Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: Perhaps we could have a bit more open disclosure from the Government and maybe we could be more accepting of that in this House when Ministers have to come in here to correct the record. The Government must lead by example. All Members must lead by example. If we are to require healthcare professionals across Ireland to stand up and do the right thing, to be honest and to hold their hands...

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