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Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Bernard Durkan: I am also privileged to have served on the committee. I thank all involved, including the secretariat, the witnesses and the Chairman, with whom I had very little dispute. The only point on which he and I disagreed, which was unusual for me, concerned the definition of "experts". I still hold the view that the definition of a true expert is the one who knows when to call in the experts. I...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Paul McAuliffe: I will be taking Deputy Devlin's slot because Deputy Alan Farrell is unavailable for his slot. As a result, my slot with the Acting Chairman will fall with the result that the Acting Chairman will receive an extra five minutes. It was a privilege to serve on the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response. While all reports have to be read in their context, which can often be difficult given...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Cormac Devlin: I thank Members for bringing this report to the House this evening for statements. It is too important to pass without such a discussion. I thank Deputy McNamara for his chairmanship of the committee. I thank all the committee members from across the House who contributed so much over the many meetings we held. I thank the witnesses for their insight, experience and expertise, which was...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Duncan Smith: I thank the clerk to the committee and the secretariat for all the support that they gave us. It was my first committee in this House and it was a learning and hothousing experience for me. I thank the Chair of the committee, Deputy McNamara, who chaired the meetings throughout the committee's lifetime. It was very fair. We operated under tight time and speaking constraints. Not only did...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: I will refer briefly to a number of issues but I will start by thanking the Chairman, the secretariat and all of the staff who oversaw the implementation of the special committee and brought us together in a very challenging time. In the early days, it must have been very tough for them to figure out the logistics of how we would meet but they did it and facilitated what I believe to be a...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Mark Ward: I join my colleagues in thanking the special committee, its Chairman and all the staff who were involved in producing this report. While I was not a member of the committee, I was able to attend its meeting on mental health. Covid-19 has highlighted all the frailties of years of underfunding and mismanagement across Departments, be that housing, health, small business, transport,...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Bernard Durkan: I call Deputy David Cullinane, who is sharing time with Deputies Louise O'Reilly and Mark Ward.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

David Cullinane: I welcome everybody to the Chamber and, in particular, the Chairman, Deputy McNamara, who did a very good job over the course of the months that the committee sat. I cannot say I agreed with everything the Chairman said before, during and after the publication of the report, but he was a very diligent Chairman. It was a very useful committee that sat at a very important time, and it played...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: I replaced the Minister of State on the Covid-19 committee when she was appointed to her role. I thank the Chairman of the committee who did an excellent job. While I welcome the report, we have been a little premature bringing the work of the committee to a close. We could probably have done with it being in place for longer, particularly in light of how things are with the virus. We...

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank first of all the Chair, Deputy McNamara, and the members of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response for their very hard and diligent work over many months throughout this year. The committee’s work has been invaluable in gathering information, questioning witnesses and in promoting a greater degree of understanding of this new virus. I am sure the House will also join...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Covid-19 Pandemic (19 Nov 2020)

Emer Higgins: I really believe that it is time for us to rethink our advertising strategy in respect of Covid-19 - not only what we are saying but also where we are saying it. I would like the Minister of State to work with the HSE to review whether our advertisements are hitting our entire audience because I fear we are not reaching young people. For many of them, their viewing platforms are...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Covid-19 Pandemic (19 Nov 2020)

Mary Butler: I again thank Deputy Higgins for raising this important issue. I welcome all the input on what is an evolving communications programme. I thank the Deputy because she has put a huge amount of work into preparing for this debate and pointing out where she feels there are some shortcomings in the advertising campaign. From the outset of this pandemic, the communication objective, as...

Message from Select Committee (19 Nov 2020)

Message from Select Committee (19 Nov 2020)

Bernard Durkan: The Select Committee on Justice has completed its consideration of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020 and has made amendments thereto.

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response Final Report: Motion (19 Nov 2020)

Michael McNamara: I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response entitled 'Special Committee on Covid-19 Response – Final Report', copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 8th October, 2020. I thank the Business Committee for scheduling a debate on the final report of the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response, which...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Services (19 Nov 2020)

Joe Flaherty: I thank the Minister of State for her reply. I welcome the commitment that the position is being advertised and will be filled. I hope the delay in filling it will not affect the service in the interim. We are all well aware that diabetes is a very costly issue for the health service. The easiest and most effective way to deal with it is through personal management of the illness rather...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Services (19 Nov 2020)

Sorca Clarke: I welcome the commitment the Minister of State has given. Retaining the service at Mullingar makes sense not only from a moral point of view but also from a fiscal perspective. Children learn very early to manage their diabetes and it is a habit that follows them into adulthood. When they become adults, that habit reduces the cost to the HSE in terms of the number of hospitalisations and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Services (19 Nov 2020)

Mary Butler: I reiterate that the Government is absolutely committed to further strengthening and developing diabetes services throughout the country for children and adults. I draw the Deputies' attention to the FreeStyle Libre device that is proving very successful in helping children and young adults to manage type 1 diabetes. It is not an option to manage diabetes. Given the prospective increase in...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Covid-19 Pandemic (19 Nov 2020)

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