Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Neale RichmondSearch all speeches

Results 121-140 of 893,782 for in 'Dáil debates' OR in 'Committee meetings' speaker:Neale Richmond

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: It is shocking that during the time of this debate so far about ten people in the State will have been diagnosed with cancer. It shows the prevalence of the illness and the damage it does annually in this country. I was one of those statistics about a year ago. Thank God, I am back to full health at present. I was both lucky and unlucky. My diagnosis was delayed because of Covid, but I...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

John Lahart: I thank the Ministers of State who are present today to hear these statements and comments. I am a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and this week, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were fortunate enough to meet experts from the breast screening services and the national cancer control programme. They included Professor Fidelma Flanagan, Ms Fiona Murphy, chief...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Darren O'Rourke: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important issue. As numerous Deputies have said, there is barely a household breast cancer has not affected, not to mention their extended families. I worked in cancer diagnostics for years. There is no screening programme for many cancers but there is one for breast cancer because we have a very good diagnostic tool and an effective treatment in...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Martin Browne: I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House as part of breast cancer awareness month. The key message I wish to convey relates to the importance of availing of the screening programme when the offer is made to individual women but also to the need to act on any suspected symptoms or concerns. As Deputy Martin Kenny said, the screening age should be reduced to 40. I recall...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Peter Fitzpatrick: Breast cancer awareness month is an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the impact of cancer, not only on our immediate lives but also on the wider general public. While researching in preparation for this debate, I was disappointed by our response to breast cancer during the Covid pandemic. The bottom line is we are now one year behind in the screening process. I shudder to think how...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Cormac Devlin: I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, for her attendance and for her opening remarks on breast cancer awareness month. I welcome the opportunity for all the Deputies in the House to join with many other colleagues to discuss this very important issue. Breast cancer remains one of the most common causes of invasive cancer in women in Ireland, after lung cancer, and is the second most...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Colm Burke: I thank the Minister of State for her presentation today and for dealing with and highlighting this issue by having this debate during breast cancer awareness month. The BreastCheck screening programme plays an important part in improving outcomes for breast cancer under the national cancer control programme. It is important that we acknowledge the dedication, commitment and hard work of...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Chris Andrews: This October marks the 36th annual breast cancer awareness month. Like previous speakers, I acknowledge all of the staff who work in the cancer screening programmes. They carry out their work with huge empathy, care and professionalism and I acknowledge this. When breast cancer awareness month was first launched, the message was simply to promote breast screening throughout the population...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: As the Minister of State knows, there are few families in Ireland that have not been affected by breast cancer. As Deputy Andrews said, it affects one in nine women. This is an enormous proportion of the population when we think about it, particularly if we were to put all of those women in one place. We must also remember that one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Gino Kenny: It is very apt that we are having this discussion on breast cancer awareness month. This is an issue close to the hearts of many people. I do not think there is anybody in the Chamber or the country who has not been affected by a loved one, friend or family member being touched by breast cancer. The world was touched by the ravages of breast cancer when Sarah Harding died seven or eight...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Paul McAuliffe: When we speak of cancers in this House, we hear that they come to nearly every home. It was breast cancer that came to our house. While my mam tried to stay very strong while she was dealing with it herself, I will probably never forget the kick in the stomach that many of us felt in the house, and also the huge sense of relief when five years had passed following her treatment. That is a...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Patrick Costello: I am pleasantly surprised to find that I have a lot more than just five minutes of a speaking slot. I am not sure I will need all of it, which will probably be good news to the Minister of State. I wish to start by echoing the thoughts of many in the Chamber on the success of BreastCheck and the screening programme. I acknowledge the hard work done by the staff of BreastCheck, the...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Sorca Clarke: I am conscious that although this disease predominantly affects women, it also affects men and we should not intentionally or otherwise exclude those men who are diagnosed every year with breast cancer. I do not believe there is anyone in the House who does not support the screening programme. I certainly support it. I have had cause to use a BreastCheck clinic outside scheduled...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Martin Kenny: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this topic, October being breast check awareness month. We are grateful for the success of the BreastCheck programme and it is important to mention that it has been very successful and saved thousands of lives. So many women and families are grateful for that success - that they were checked in time, got adequate treatment and their lives were...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Róisín Shortall: I very much welcome these statements and the opportunity to mark breast cancer awareness month and raise issues of concern, but also to give credit where it is due. There is no doubt that the breast cancer services are very good and improving all the time, notwithstanding the difficulties in the past couple of years. It is an element of the overall cancer strategy which, again, has taken...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Bernard Durkan: I am glad to have an opportunity to speak on this subject at this time because it serves to remind us all of the importance of early detection and treatment, and of the availability of the appropriate services. I am not sure whether my colleague is returning. I had two minutes or something.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: At this point, the Deputy has 11 minutes.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Bernard Durkan: Well, I have been-----

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I believe the Deputy will rise to the challenge.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Statements (21 Oct 2021)

Sorca Clarke: Give it a go.

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Neale RichmondSearch all speeches