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Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Gino Kenny: I am sharing time with Deputies Bríd Smith, Boyd Barrett and Barry. We are at the beginning of another lockdown, the second. The vast majority of people have adhered to the guidelines. They have made enormous sacrifices of their liberty with financial, family and health implications and they will continue to make them. In some ways a second lockdown was almost flagged. If we are...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Bríd Smith: I sense not just a pandemic, but a panic on the part of the Government. This is all about deflecting from the really deep systemic problems this society is facing. We have seen the collapse of the tracing system with the domino effect on the testing system that we heard about this morning. Deputy Carthy just talked about a complete disaster facing the schools. Evidence was already coming...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Fergus O'Dowd: I welcome the Minister and the fact that we are debating this issue in a democratic Parliament. Deputies have the right to criticise, but they also have the right to praise. A significant amount of good work has been done, notwithstanding the criticisms all Members have of failings that are apparent in the system, particularly in respect of primary schools. Two primary schools in my area...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Róisín Shortall: On a point of order-----

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: My apologies for interrupting Deputy O'Dowd. What is the point of order?

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Róisín Shortall: I ask the Deputy to withdraw his remarks because they are not based on fact.

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Fergus O'Dowd: I do not think that is a point of order. The fact is that the Deputy stated she is against the penalties in the Bill. I referred to one of those penalties. Is she for it or against it? She has not answered that question. Does she support the Garda in its action on Grafton Street? I support it.

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

(Interruptions).

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Fergus O'Dowd: If the Deputy wishes to shout, that is fine, but we are in the Parliament. She had her opportunity to speak and I am taking my opportunity to so do. I thank her for addressing me in such a kind manner.

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

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Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Fergus O'Dowd: The wearing of masks is an important issue. Many people, including me, get out of their car to go into a shop or to get petrol, suddenly realise they have forgotten their mask, and then go back to get it. Most people who do not wear masks do so inadvertently. It is not a determined action or an affront to other people. However, some people refuse to wear masks. That refusal puts the...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Róisín Shortall: I have one amendment, amendment No. 21, calling for regulations to be brought before the Dáil for approval prior to taking effect and prior to this legislation coming into force. I believe that should be included in the first group of amendments because the objective is exactly the same. Will that be reviewed prior to the end of Second Stage? It is hard to know how many speaking...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I am actually taking notes.

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Róisín Shortall: Okay. A briefing was called at short notice on Wednesday evening, which was highly unsatisfactory. We were told that this has nothing to do with house parties, yet the Government's portrayal is that it is all to do with house parties. I will come back to that later when we consider the regulations in more detail. That is no way to do business, however. We should not have to take key...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Helen McEntee: I am pleased to speak in support of my colleague, the Minister for Health, on this important legislation. He has outlined the detail of the legislation and the intention of the Bill, which is the intention of all of us here, that is, to reduce the spread of the virus. Covid-19 remains a real threat to all of us and, in particular, to our most vulnerable citizens. This is a critical time...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: We are considering legislation to enforce, essentially what is a level 5 lockdown, as some are calling it. We know that we have to do this, in part because of the lack of capacity within the health service. We have to protect the health service from becoming overwhelmed. We have been told repeatedly by the Minister and her predecessor that testing is essential and that it is a vital tool...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Brendan Howlin: I am happy to have an opportunity to speak, even briefly, on this Bill. Every member of the Labour Party and, I suspect, the vast majority of Members of the House have the gravest concerns about this type of legislation. If he was not in ministerial office, I believe the current Minister for Health would be among those voicing the concerns. In any normal circumstances we would not...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

Alan Kelly: I would like to share time with Deputy Brendan Howlin. Over the past seven months, the Government and State have made some big asks of the Irish people and here we are again. Businesses have closed, hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs, especially in the past week, lives have been completely disrupted and turned upside down, and society in many ways has ground to a halt, all...

Health (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (23 Oct 2020)

David Cullinane: It is unacceptable that this legislation is being rushed through the Dáil and the Seanad in one day without proper scrutiny. The Minister will say, of course, that this is necessary because these measures have to be brought in as quickly as possible but we know that rushed legislation is never the answer. Elements of this Bill are obviously necessary but others concern me. Our job, in...

Prelude (23 Oct 2020)

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