Archive for the category: ‘Senate Speeches’

26. 1. 2017

My speech on the Adoption Amendment Bill 2016

This Bill is one which I broadly welcome – I believe it to be open and forward-thinking whilst ensuring a robust legislative basis for adoption. However, I do have some […]

15. 12. 2016

My Speech on the Registration of Wills Bill 2016

The Registration of Wills Bill was considered in detail in 2006 by the Department of Health and Children (the then home of the GRO) and DJE. The then Minister of […]

8. 12. 2016

OECD study whilst encouraging reveals a gap in gender performance levels in science and math

A new OECD study published this week has shown that Irish 15-year-olds are significantly above average when it comes to their performance in science, maths and reading. In the latest¬†Programme […]

1. 12. 2016

Reply by Deputy Damien English to questions posed in The Seanad concerning Councillors’ Terms and Conditions

Effective local government structures are an essential part of our democracy. In turn, effective local government cannot be achieved without the hard work and commitment of elected members who give […]

1. 12. 2016

I have called for the Minister to address the lack of low-protein food products on the long term illness list

Approximately 1 in every 45,000 babies born in Ireland is diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU) and 1 in every 65,000 babies born in Ireland is diagnosed with Homocystinuria (HCU). Both are […]

24. 11. 2016

My Speech today on the Public Health Alcohol Bill

I would like to raise the issue of lobbyists from both the alcohol and advertising industries who are vigorously opposing various aspects of the Public Health Alcohol bill. Lobbyists from […]

22. 11. 2016

More can be done to alleviate the rental crisis in Dublin

I heard an interesting comment this morning concerning the strange irony that many visiting tourists to Dublin are now staying in apartments – whilst the homeless are in Hotels. We […]

17. 11. 2016

I called for the installation of easily identifiable phone box style defibrillator stations nationwide

Today I called for the installation of easily identifiable phone box style defibrillators stations in towns and villages nationwide. Teenager, Tom Geaney, whose¬†life was saved through the use of a […]

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