Friday, 16 July 2021
Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages
Eugene Murphy (Fianna Fail)
I join all my colleagues in complimenting the Minister of State and her officials on their hard work. From talking to the Minister of State, I know she appreciates very much what her officials have done here. This Bill is huge for counties like my own, Roscommon, as well as the Galway region and for all rural areas. I knew about it before I came into the Oireachtas in 2016, but once I came in, it was a massive issue. Deputy Butler is a most caring Minister of State and I am delighted she got this through here today. I also welcome the debate from every side of the House. The debate over the past two days has been very important and, of course, the Cathaoirleach has played his own part in accommodating getting this through, which is very important. Well done to the Minister of State and her officials. I thank Martin Groves, Bridget Doody and all the staff here as well for all their help over recent months. I wish them a good and happy summer.