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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Tobacco Control Measures (23 Sep 2021)

Colm Burke: Will the Government consider implementing laws that would restrict the importation of tobacco products into the country exclusively to those with plain packaging that includes both pictorial and text warnings in both the Irish and English languages? A similar system that was introduced in Finland requires health warnings to be provided in words and pictures in both Finnish and Swedish. I am...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Tobacco Control Measures (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: All that talk of cigarettes would put the longing on you.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Tobacco Control Measures (23 Sep 2021)

Frank Feighan: I thank the Deputy for raising this important issue. There is legislation in place in Ireland to ensure that all tobacco products manufactured for sale in the State are in standardised packaging. There is also legislation in place requiring the display of health warnings, comprising a pictorial warning and text warnings in both Irish and English. Under the Public Health (Standardised...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Tobacco Control Measures (23 Sep 2021)

Colm Burke: I accept the Minister of State's reply in respect of tobacco products that are sold in Ireland, but my question referred to products being brought into the country. We allow people to bring in 800 cigarettes, compared with a limit of 200 in Finland. There is not the same requirement in respect of products being brought back by people returning from holidays or a business trip that the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Barry Cowen: Notwithstanding the debt of gratitude we owe front-line workers, healthcare workers especially, I wish to raise, as my colleague has done, the issue and the plight of the ambulance services. There are serious concerns, worries and fears in my community and constituency as a result of incidents relating to ambulance services. Reports from crews and patients around the country over the past...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Frank Feighan: I welcome the opportunity to address the House, on behalf of the Minister, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, on ambulance resources and services, particularly those in the Laois and Offaly region. I join my colleagues in giving my gratitude to the healthcare workers in these very difficult times. The National Ambulance Service, NAS, does not operate a station-based deployment system but instead...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Brian Stanley: I thank the Minister of State for his response and join the other Deputies in thanking the ambulance crews and the staff for the absolutely magnificent work they have done over the past year, in particular the past year and a half. As for the reply, the Minister of State said that while Laois-Offaly has between five and nine "vehicle resources", which can mean cars as well, support is...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Thank you, Deputy. We are over time.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Brian Stanley: -----and staff. The distance factor-----

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: We are over time, Deputy.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Brian Stanley: -----needs to be pushed on. Lastly, we need to prioritise deployment in terms of fine-tuning that.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Barry Cowen: I appreciate the Minister of State's response. Looking over it and listening to what was contained in it, I would respectfully say that the dynamic deployment mechanism, as well thought out and well considered as it may have been, does not appear to be having the desired impact or results one would have expected initially. It is as a result of that and the frustrations and the morale within...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Thank you, Deputy. We are over time.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Barry Cowen: -----such that engagement is seen to result in improvement.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Frank Feighan: I thank the Deputies once again for raising this issue, notwithstanding, as we said, the challenges of the Covid pandemic and the demands it places on our services. The National Ambulance Service is committing to reducing response times in the Laois and Offaly regions and across the country. Deputy Stanley noted that the distances are being looked at, which is to be welcomed. I hope we can...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (23 Sep 2021)

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Ambulance Service

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service (23 Sep 2021)

Brian Stanley: I raise the problem with ambulance services in Laois-Offaly. There have been a number of cases over the past two years of very long delays and, in one case, a no-show. One case was an elderly man in Clonaslee left lying in a yard. That went on for over two hours. There was a case in Rathaniska in a sports field involving a massive delay. There was a case in Portlaoise recently where...

Ombudsman for Children's Initiative on Eliminating Child Poverty and Child Homelessness: Statements (23 Sep 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: I thank the Deputies for their contributions to the statements this afternoon. I look forward to my engagement with Dr. Muldoon when we meet in the coming weeks to discuss his proposals in the A Better Normal document in greater detail. The child guarantee I spoke about earlier will help Ireland to sharpen its response and frameworks towards the goal of all children growing up with the same...

Ombudsman for Children's Initiative on Eliminating Child Poverty and Child Homelessness: Statements (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: We will move on but we are a few minutes ahead of schedule so I do not want to take Members by surprise. The first Topical Issue is in the name of Deputy Stanley. It is in the name of Deputy Cowen as well, who is not here. We are a little bit ahead of time so I will take a few minutes.

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