Seanad debates

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am sure Senators will all want to be associated with the remarks about John Crown, who is an extraordinary and pre-eminent person in the field of cancer research. I thank the Senator for bringing that matter to our attention. Professor Crown was a very valuable member of the Oireachtas health committee when he served here. I know he found being here frustrating. Senator Daly mentioned the legislation. We should also remember former Senator Jillian van Turnhout, who was involved with that legislation as well, and, indeed, the former Minister for Health James Reilly, who was a pioneering member of the then Government in the context of the legislation in question.

We congratulate John Crown on his wonderful achievement. He is a wonderful person. He has done a huge amount of work to raise awareness of issues relating to cancer. He has cured and given the gift of life to so many people. We thank and congratulate him today.


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