Seanad debates

Friday, 16 July 2021

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


9:30 am

Photo of John CumminsJohn Cummins (Fine Gael)

I spoke yesterday on Second Stage. I join others in complimenting my Waterford colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, on ensuring this legislation passed all Stages before the summer recess. It is fantastic that such positive legislation will have an impact on so many families right across the State, in both rural and urban Ireland. This is not just about farm families but also business owners and the passing on of businesses to the next generation. As I said yesterday, when we look to a jobs-led recovery after Covid, we need to look at the next generation of young people taking over business assets and driving the country's recovery on.I genuinely compliment the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, and her predecessor, Jim Daly, on all their work. I thank her officials and the Oireachtas staff, particularly the Cathaoirleach, Mr. Martin Groves and all the Seanad Office staff. I hope everyone has an enjoyable recess and we will see everybody bright and ready to go in September.


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