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Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Bríd Smith: I support Deputy O'Reilly's important proposals. The Minister has told the House that, "Under the Good Friday Agreement, all the people of Northern Ireland are recognised as having the birthright to identify themselves and be accepted as Irish or British, or both, as they may so choose". Accordingly, the right to hold both Irish and British citizenship extends to them. Given the currency...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: The Bill provides that Irish, British and EU citizens living in Northern Ireland will retain full access to a European health insurance card. Fianna Fáil wants to see full access to the entire European Union and its schemes and programmes retained for Northern Ireland and, as such, will support the Bill. We also want these rights to be reciprocated. It is imperative that people born...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I am loath to interrupt any Deputy but it would take a very broad interpretation of what is allowable under Second Stage debate of the Bill to cover the area into which the Deputy is straying.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: I will be guided by the Ceann Comhairle. My logic is that the Bill expressly seeks to give access to EU healthcare to residents of Northern Ireland.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: Excluding the Republic of Ireland.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: In most cases, that means access to emergency services-----

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: Not in the Republic of Ireland.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: -----and, as such, I am speaking to the services to which the Bill would provide access. I will be guided by the Ceann Comhairle.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister stated it does not relate to services in the Republic.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: Under the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act, residents of Northern Ireland already have access to care. We passed that legislation in April. This Bill-----

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Mattie McGrath: Where will the Minister put them?

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: I am answering a question asked by the Ceann Comhairle.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Mattie McGrath: The queues in hospitals are out the doors.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: The Bill relates to health services in EU countries other than the Republic of Ireland.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: My apologies for interrupting Deputy Donnelly. He may continue.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: I will be guided by the Ceann Comhairle. How bad is the understaffing? I refer to Tallaght Hospital which serves the constituency the Minister and I represent, as well as County Kildare and a large swathe of County Dublin. An equivalent hospital in the NHS or in Northern Ireland would have approximately 16 consultants in emergency medicine. Tallaght Hospital has four such posts, one...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: The Deputy did not seek such provision.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: It would mean opening diagnostic suites longer, for which provision was not made. It would mean sanctioning posts for nurses in emergency care that have already been agreed as safe staffing levels and it would mean increasing homecare packages linked to discharge from hospitals, which doctors have told me would free up beds in hospitals and allow people to be transferred from emergency care....

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Is the Deputy pressing his amendment?

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Robert Troy: Yes. Can I come back in?

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