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Seanad: Commencement Matters: Rare Diseases (12 Dec 2018)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a disease that would not be very widely known yet about 500 people in Ireland suffer from it. It is a soft tissue disease where patients suffer a lot of pain and where their joints might be rubbing off each other. Many children have been diagnosed with this disease. I spoke to the chairperson of the representative...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Rare Diseases (12 Dec 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State. I am disappointed, not with the Minister but with the response. First, there is a two and a half year long waiting list for these children and the adults involved. This is not addressed in the response from the HSE. Second, they need an upright MRI scan to be recognised. As I said, it is reckoned there are approximately 500 people in Ireland, between adults...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Rare Diseases (12 Dec 2018)

“That is great. I thank the Minister of State.”

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  • Has spoken in 85 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 123 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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