O'Donnell, Liz

Thursday, 14 April 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 441 No. 3

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Order of Business.

The introduction of promised legislation on the provision of information on abortion services in the State, has been delayed. I tabled a question for priority today to the Minister for Health which h...More Button

Allow me to explain, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

I am asking the Minister to state the law as it stands.More Button

Is it legal for general practitioners to provide information on abortion services? It is important in the public interest.More Button

I do not want to be ejected from the House on this but you did not allow me to express a point on promised legislation.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Annual Report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals.

Asked the minister: in which year was the last report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals published; the reason the publication of subsequent reports has been delayed; and when he expects those reports to be published.More Button

Given the alleged commitment of this Government to openness and transparency does the Minister agree that it is anomalous that reports for the past three years of the inspector of mental hospitals hav...More Button

The inspector is well respected and diligent and his reports are up to date. Will the Minister confirm that the reports have been compiled but have not yet been published? If so, is it not ridiculo...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Nursing Profession.

Will the Minister agree that the low pay and status of nurses might have more to do with the fact that the work is predominantly carried out by women? The status of women workers in general needs to ...More Button

I do not see the distinction between the Garda and prison officers and nurses. Why is it not worth the candle to give such protection to our nurses?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Young Homeless People.

It is ironic that this question was transferred from the Minister for Social Welfare to the Minister for Health, which indicates the point of the question. Nobody seems to take responsibility for you...More Button

I am glad the Minister is aware of the problem, particularly in the Dublin area. Would he agree that it is not simply a matter of income and accommodation but of caring for these children? The Minis...More Button

I agree.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Balance Billing by Consultants.

I am glad to hear the Minister taking such an interest in the VHI. I remember a time when he was reluctant to become involved in the issues of private health care and private health insurance, saying...More Button

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