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Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Boyd Barrett is sharing time with Deputy Gino Kenny.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I was waiting for a Minister from the Department of Health to come in.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I apologise. It is an issue of availability on the Front Bench.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Is anybody from the Department of Health available today?

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: No.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: There is a senior Minister and three Ministers of State, and not one of them is available.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: They are not available.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: That is really not acceptable. What we are doing has to be done every year. It has been on the schedule since last week. It is not on that no one from the Department of Health is here today.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I appreciate that.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Is there a point in going ahead with this?

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: Of course there is.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I am not sure there is. I cannot understand what the point would be if there is nobody from the Department of Health present.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Bill is scheduled to be dealt with. When we were scheduling it, we were not aware as to who would be here. It is scheduled and, therefore, we must proceed.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: It is a busy time towards the end of the year.

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (1 Dec 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Everybody is busy, but this is health legislation and somebody from the Department of Health should be here to take it. I will cut my comments short because this seems to be a bit of a waste of time. I spoke yesterday evening about what is happening with the health area and the fact there is a symbiotic relationship between the public and private services of the health area. The public...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

An Cathaoirleach: A Uachtaráin von der Leyen, a Thaoisigh, a Sheanadóirí, a Theachtaí Dála, a dhaoine uaisle. Your Excellency, President von der Leyen, Taoiseach, Deputies, Senators, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, on behalf of all the citizens of our democracy, I thank you for addressing these Houses to mark 50th anniversary of...

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Cuireann sin deireadh lenár suí speisialta den Dáil agus den Seanad. Gabhaimid buíochas leis an Uachtarán von der Leyen.

Address by H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (1 Dec 2022)

Cuireadh an Comhshuí ar athló ar 3.56 p.m. The Joint Sitting concluded at 3.56 p.m.

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