Seanad debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

Registration of Births

12:00 pm

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Senator for her comments and appreciate the frustration she has expressed. I will raise the issue with the Minister for Social Protection and the Department of Health in the context of any jurisdiction it has over the HSE in this regard. As a parent, I appreciate how frustrating it can be when trying to get a child registered, given many key services flow from that. I will raise the matter with the Minister and try to accelerate the provision of those resources. The prepared contribution indicates staff are working at weekends and trying their best to alleviate the backlog. The addition of new staff will, I hope, make the key difference.


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