Seanad debates

Friday, 16 July 2021

Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages

 

9:30 am

Photo of Martin ConwayMartin Conway (Fine Gael)

I echo the sentiments expressed by Senator Malcolm Byrne. The Minister of State has done a great job with the Bill. She spoke about the support structure around her, comprising officials and stakeholders such as farm families and business-owning families. As many of us in the House come from business or farm backgrounds, we know how important this is. The Bill will make a difference to the lives of older people and we have got it through the Houses in 12 months. We are here to make a difference to the lives of citizens. I hope the Minister of State will have some time off over the summer because there is much work to be done in September. I thank also the Cathaoirleach, Ms Bridget Doody and Mr. Martin Groves for their tireless work.

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