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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Jun 2019)

“I wish to raise the issue of the district hospital network, specifically with regard to Belmullet hospital. On Friday, 31 May the HSE announced that all temporary staff would not have their contracts renewed and that all agency staff would be let go with immediate effect. This came as a bolt from the blue for the staff, the community and the GPs, including myself. If staff numbers are...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Apr 2019)

“I wish to speak about general practice. As most Members know, I am a GP working at the coal face. I will explain some of the changes that were announced recently. Last Saturday, the Taoiseach and Minister for Health announced some preliminary agreements for changes to contracts for GPs. A full general medical services contract has been promised since April 2017 - two years ago....”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (3 Apr 2019)

“It is now 19 days since the horrific massacre in New Zealand. I praise the manner in which the Prime Minister of that country, Ms Jacinda Ardern, handled the aftermath of the Christchurch mass shooting. I know that other Senators have spoken about this recently but events could easily have been mismanaged by someone with a lot less tact or compassion. Given that my sister lives in New...”

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  • Has spoken in 27 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") 118 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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