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Seanad: Order of Business (12 Jul 2018)

“I raise an issue following on from the passing by this House of all Stages of the Civil Law (Missing Persons) Bill 2016. The Bill will now go to the Dáil for debate. As a result of the Seanad debate, I have been contacted by a number of people who raised circumstances in which a body is found in Ireland but the remains are not identified. It appears that there is no centralised...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Residential Care (11 Jul 2018)

“I do not agree with what has occurred in the past few minutes. In my Commencement matter I call on the Minister for Health to establish a forum on long-term residential care. I recall that I made such a proposal about two years ago owing to increasing pressure on the State to provide long-term residential and respite care. One of the proposals made called for the setting up of a biannual...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Residential Care (11 Jul 2018)

“The reason I am raising this issue is that Nursing Homes Ireland and some of the other organisations constantly contact me about situations where they go to the Department of Health and the standard response is that it must go and talk to the HSE. Likewise, when they go to the HSE, the response is that it must go and talk to the Department. Their view is that even if such a forum was to...”

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  • Has spoken in 113 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 737 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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