McManus, Liz

Thursday, 24 February 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 515 No. 2

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Social Welfare Bill, 2000: Second Stage.

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions. - Organ Retention Inquiry.

Asked the minister: when the terms of reference of the proposed inquiry into practices relating to the retention of children's organs following post-mortems will be finalised; the individual who will carry out the inquir...More Button

I welcome the Minister's decision to set up an inquiry. It is very important in addressing the anguish which has been expressed by so many parents on this issue. I expected more progress in terms of o...More Button

Other Questions. - Cancer Screening Programme.

There are many women who need screening but who do not live in Limerick. There is a commitment to extend this scheme nationally. Cervical screening is recognised worldwide as one of the very few testi...More Button

Will HIV virus testing be included in the screening programme?More Button

Other Questions. - Hospital Bed Capacity.

Does the Minister accept that there is a very serious shortage of hospital beds? Ireland has the lowest per capita figure of any OECD country. In terms of planning to meet the crisis that now exists, ...More Button

The Minister does not even have information on the waiting lists?More Button

I asked about September 1999.More Button

Other Questions. - Abortion Referendum.

I thank the Minister for his interesting dissertation on the deBorda Institute, but that is not what I asked.More Button

I accept that. I was a little perplexed. Newspapers report the Taoiseach as saying there will be a referendum and I ask the Minister to address those reports. Has there been a commitment given to any ...More Button

Is the Minister saying there is no commitment as yet to holding a referendum?More Button

So there is no commitment.More Button

No commitment.More Button

We are not asking about the committee.More Button

Other Questions. - Medical Procedures.

Does the Minister accept that there is an extraordinary disparity where, in certain hospitals, a woman has a one in four chance of having a caesarean delivery and in other cases it is as little as one...More Button

Other Questions. - Drug Payment Scheme.

Does the Minister accept that this scheme has been a bit of a mess and that pharmacists have been affected badly as a result of a lack of planning in preparing the scheme? Will the health amendment Bi...More Button

Other Questions. - Tobacco-Related Diseases.

When does the Minister expect the committee will be able to begin this work since it is essential to his final decision? When does he expect the procedures in relation to the compellability of witness...More Button

Will it come to the Oireachtas?More Button

Written Answers. - Cancer Treatment Services.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to reports of a recent case where a nurse at a Dublin hospital refused on conscientious grounds to administer chemotherapy to a pregnant woman with cancer; the steps, i...More Button

Written Answers. - Breastfeeding Policy.

Asked the minister: the action if any, he will take to address the fact that Ireland has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe; the way in which he proposes to effect attitudinal change in favour of breastfeeding; ...More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Staff.

Asked the minister: the steps, if any, being taken to address the chronic shortage of nurses, particularly in the Dublin area, which is contributing to ward closures, theatre closures and operation cancellations; the fur...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Doctors.

Asked the minister: the action, if any, he will take to address the shortage of doctors resulting from the changed requirements following the Medical Council's revised requirements for practice by foreign doctors here; a...More Button

Written Answers. - Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Asked the minister: the action, if any, he will take on the widespread use of the disinfectant glutaraldehyde in hospitals in view of its association with serious respiratory illnesses, brain damage and a dysfunctional i...More Button


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