O'Toole, Joe John

Wednesday, 14 June 2000

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 163 No. 17

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I agree with the items to be taken today. However, I am disappointed with the Deputy Leader's reply in that he has not been able to facilitate a debate on inflation. A debate on this issue is cruciall...More Button

That is typical Fianna Fáil. Nobody is asking any member of Government or other Minister—More Button

He is also misguided.More Button

Will that debate be held today?More Button

Medical and Nursing Staff Shortages: Motion.

I compliment Senator Henry on bringing this matter to the attention of the House because it is the type of issue we need to discuss. On many previous occasions we on the Independent benches have tried...More Button

I have a vivid memory of that great gentleman, Jim Kemmy, leading the charge. I recall talking at the time to the then Minister for Health, Barry Desmond, who was a member of the Senator's party, and ...More Button

—the motion. Sorry to disappoint the Senator. People have been jumping sides all day. We will wake up tomorrow morning and nobody will know what party anybody is in. Thank God I am an Independent.More Button

It takes guts for those on the Government side to sneak in at the end and commend the Government on its efforts to address the problem. Let us see a result. If ever there was a time for performance re...More Button


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