Thursday, 7 February 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
I stand in support of the nurses who are out picketing today. I stood in the rain and cold on Tuesday with nurses in Waterford and listened to their stories about how unfairly they feel they are being treated. I saw members of the community coming with flasks of tea and coffee and all kinds of provisions to support them. They stated that nurses cared for them and they wanted to pay them back. I also want the Minister to come to the House. The nurses in Waterford do not want to be out on a picket but there have been decades of failure on the part of the Government to support them.