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National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: As a State, we need to make sure the highest standard of science and medical knowledge is at the heart of the decisions we make. The truth of the matter is the doctors and healthcare professionals I have spoken to are really frustrated with the language that has been used about their ability to provide services. If one goes to anybody in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street or St....

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

David Cullinane: Are you supporting our motion? You never said.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: I cannot.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Michael Collins: The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street is overcrowded. We need a new hospital built to modern specifications. Let us get on with it and stop blaming the nuns for everything. The nuns are easy targets for populist left politicians to attack because they know the nuns do not have expensive public relations teams and are not in the business of doing media. It is important to point...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Michael Healy-Rae: If there are nuns listening, I would like to say something they have not heard in this Chamber until perhaps right now. Thank you very much. Nobody has said thank you, either in government, out of government or in opposition. All everybody has done is try to pick fault and find everything possible wrong with this because of this anti-religion agenda in Ireland at present. It is absolutely...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I am glad to get the opportunity to talk on this very important matter this evening. We certainly need a new maternity hospital in the city of Dublin, and for the country as well. I do not understand why the people who are objecting to this do not understand they are getting lands worth more than €50 million or €60 million, mostly free of charge or at a €10 per year for...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Paul Murphy: Breathtaking cynicism has characterised the Government's ramming through of this proposal. The height of that breathtaking cynicism will be seen this evening when the Government votes in favour of a motion that calls on it to secure full public ownership of the site and new building on the very same day that it has done the very opposite. It is a disgusting level of cynicism. Government...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Mick Barry: The chair of the St. Vincent's Hospital Group, Mr. James Menton, told the Joint Committee on Health yesterday that the St. Vincent's Hospital Group is a secular organisation. This is the St. Vincent's Hospital Group still has St. Vincent in its name. Does it not still have religious statues and icons in its grounds and in its hospital? At the same time as that contribution was being made,...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister of State is a member of Fine Gael.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Mick Barry: Ah yes, the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan. Abraham Lincoln once said: "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” I hope I have that right but the Deputy knows the quote to which I refer. Fine Gael jumped on the Repeal bandwagon very late in the day but it will be lot clearer to the people...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: From the outset I want to reiterate that the Aontú policy is to build public hospitals on public land. We believe that both the children's hospital and the maternity hospital should have been tri-located with a hospital on the periphery of the M50. It is a big mistake for both of these hospitals to be located on the sites chosen. We also believe that these hospitals should be run by...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

David Cullinane: Hear, hear.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Holly Cairns: Hear, hear.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Is the Government not ashamed of that? What have matters come to that the Government is behaving in such an utterly disrespectful way? I wish the Minister was here. I do not where he is. He is probably doing more media appearances. He is completing undermining this Parliament and our democracy. We were told two weeks ago that there was going to be a pause and an opportunity to...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Bríd Smith: It is hard to know what is left to be said about this debacle, other than for me to be very critical of how the Government has behaved over the past two weeks. The Government brought us into this Chamber, into repeated committee meetings and into media debates under a pretence. That pretence was that it was willing to engage and listen to the concerns of the Opposition, the women of Ireland...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

David Cullinane: Hear, hear.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Bríd Smith: -----and we attempt to form a left Government. That Government, because of this document, will never be ale to take full control and ownership of a hospital that was built with public money. It will never happen because one of the clauses accompanying the reduced level of rent states that St. Vincent's Holdings will never be challenged by the State and taken off the pitch. I ask the...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Gino Kenny: To say the past two weeks have been a sorry saga is an underestimation. In the past nine years, successive Governments have had a chance to get this right but have got it very wrong. We all agree that maternity services in the places where women have children are antiquated. We all agree with that. Those services need to be modernised. The heart of the debate, and not only in the past...

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I call Deputy Cairns who is sharing time with Deputy Shortall.

National Maternity Services: Motion [Private Members] (17 May 2022)

Holly Cairns: We have had incarceration, mass graves, forced family separation, physical, psychological and sexual abuse. The history of partnerships between church and State concerning maternity and women's healthcare represents some of the darkest parts of our past. It is a tragically recurring pattern when men in positions of power collaborate to make decisions about women's bodies. This oppressive...

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