Archive for the category: ‘Senate Speeches’

19. 10. 2017

Response From Minister Harris on my Question Regarding PKU and Kuvan Availability

I wish to thank Senator Noone for raising this issue. Medicines play a vital role in improving the overall health of Irish patients. Securing access to new and innovative medicines […]

4. 10. 2017

My Speech on the Need For Chefs to be added to the Critical Skills Employment List

The need for Chefs to be added to the Critical Skills employment permit list  The issue of the shortage of skilled labour in the hospitality sector – Chefs in particular, […]

3. 10. 2017

Response from the Minister to my call to Place Chefs on the Critical Skills Employment Permit List

Commencement Matter 3 October 2017 Senator Catherine Noone The need for the Minister of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation to consider placing Chefs on the critical skills employment permit list.   […]

28. 9. 2017

Minster John Paul Phelan Outlines Government Position on Councillor’s Pay and Conditions

  There is significant pressure on councillors with regard to their ability to do their job effectively while maintaining full time work or rearing a family. Accordingly, in January of […]

31. 5. 2017

My speech on the audit of the use of section 12 of the Child Care Act by An Garda Síochána

There is no disputing that Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s recent report has given rise to grave and understandable concerns. There are a number of criticisms of Tusla in the audit, moreover, […]

25. 5. 2017

My Speech on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017

There are numerous complex reasons why a gender pay gap exists, not only in Ireland but all over the world. Reasons include the fact that women are, in some cases, […]

18. 5. 2017

Genealogy Testing as a Tourism Initiative

I  came  across a very interesting community project in Kilkenny, which is connecting people abroad of Irish descent with their ancestral homelands by way of a simple DNA test. Last year 22 […]

18. 5. 2017

My Speech on the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes – Second Interim Report

The focus in this report is on children who were unaccompanied by their mothers in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes. As such, it is an issue that must […]

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