Howlin, Brendan

Thursday, 23 June 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 444 No. 3

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Health Insurance Bill, 1994: From the Seanad.

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1: Section 7: In page 7, subsection (2) (a), line 29, “or sex” deleted and “,sex or sexual orientation” substituted.More Button

Ethics in Public Office Bill, 1994: Second Stage.

It is a shame that Deputies are so contemptuous of elected representatives.More Button

I think the last one dealt with printing currency.More Button

I thank Deputy Michael McDowell for obtaining an audience for me although it is a pity Members are not remaining. May I ask the permission of the House to share my time with Deputy Pat Gallagher?More Button

I begin by commenting on Deputy Rabbitte's contribution and his description of the Bill as a prophylactic. Having spent no small effort in the past year advocating the use of prophylactics, it is not ...More Button

Deputy McDowell, the part-time Member of Dáil Éireann has been given back his old role, the old job he performed so well when he was not a Member of this House, chief heckler and finder of splinters i...More Button

One could be led to believe that it was not such a short time ago that the Progressive Democrats held office in this land.More Button

Neither did anybody associated with my party——More Button

——nor did any such transaction occur during the lifetime of the Government in which my party is involved.More Button

It is important for us to be very honest with ourselves. We understand the political motivations of trying desperately to score points. The other point made by Deputy McDowell and echoed by Deputy R...More Button

I brought into this House the Bill which was voted down by the Progressive Democrats.More Button

Out of the side of their mouths the Progressive Democrats told me they would love to support it but they voted it down. I then brought it before the Committee on Procedure and Privileges where it was...More Button

Written Answers. - Drugs Maintenance Programmes.

Was asked: the number of addicts on maintenance programmes such as methadone or plyceptone in the three satellite clinics in Dublin; and the amount and cost of the methadone administered to them over a 12 month ...More Button

I understand from the Eastern Health Board that a total of 384 persons are attending their three satellite clinics for methadone maintenance. The average dose of methadone per person is 50 milligrams...More Button

Written Answers. - Mater Hospital (Dublin) Staffing.

Was asked: the circumstances that led to the withdrawal of a medical professor (details supplied), his research funds and his unit from the Mater Hospital in Dublin, and his subsequent return to the United State...More Button

I understand from the Mater Hospital that the person concerned has resigned his post in order to take up a senior appointment in the United States.More Button

Written Answers. - Mayo General Hospital.

Was asked: when tenders will be invited for stage two of Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo.More Button

Was asked: when funding will be provided for the establishment of the endoscopy unit at Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo, as requested by the Western Health Board some months ago.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 114 and 115 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Funding for Replacement Ambulances.

Was asked: when funding will be provided for the replacement of some of the worn out ambulances still in service with the Western Health Board as requested some months ago; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

The question of ambulance replacement is being dealt with in the context of the implementation of the findings of the report of the review group on the ambulance service published in December 1993, wh...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Services Entitlement.

Was asked: if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 who was recently turned down for a non-contributory old age pension but who cannot afford the continuous medical costs she has to...More Button

Entitlement to health services is based on means. Under the Health Act, 1970, medical cards are issued to persons who, in the opinion of the Chief Executive Officer of the appropriate health board ar...More Button

Written Answers. - Poliomyelitis Compensation Query.

Was asked: if he will direct that a detailed and independent investigation be carried out into the circumstances of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 who has been making continuous representations for Sta...More Button

My Department has investigated this matter and has received a report from the Dublin Medical Officer of Health. There are no records available to indicate what childhood vaccinations, if any, were rec...More Button


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