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Seanad: Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017: Committee Stage (14 Feb 2018)

“I would like to make a few short statements. I do not want to go into too much technical detail.”

Seanad: Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017: Committee Stage (14 Feb 2018)

“Yes. I also commend Deputy Browne and, indeed, Fianna Fáil for pushing the issue of mental health. As an aside, our Government seems to feel absolutely no embarrassment that the existing Mental Health Act 2001 is not compliant with either the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child or the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Fianna Fáil, Sinn...”

Seanad: Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (7 Feb 2018)

“I move amendment No. 1:In page 3, between lines 11 and 12, to insert the following: “Amendment of section 4 of Principal Act 2. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following subsections after subsection (3):“(4) An admission order made in respect of a child to an approved centre shall only be made where the consultant psychiatrist making the admission...”

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  • Has spoken in 16 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 23 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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