Mansergh, Dr Martin

Tuesday, 8 February 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 179 No. 5

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Appropriation Act 2004: Statements.

If people are saved from flooding, it will have done what it said on the tin.More Button

I wonder if this debate will go down in the annals of the Seanad as the “six fish debate”. This is a technical Bill which we passed before Christmas. I welcome the Minister of State and his officials,...More Button

——on Saturday on my way to address a conference in west Kerry. I travelled by train from Tipperary to Killarney because I did not want to drive the entire way to the conference and hired a car on my a...More Button

The cost of the car hire was €108, which was quite steep.More Button

Yes but ordinary punters and visitors do not have the benefit of special advice from Senator Coghlan. On returning home, I developed a puncture in one of the wheels on my own car.More Button

No, it was caused by a thorn in my driveway. I changed the wheel and took the punctured one to be repaired.More Button

Something like that.More Button

I was astonished by the bill with which I was presented for the puncture repair. It was all done very efficiently within 15 minutes and cost only €5. There may be a difference between Tipperary and Ki...More Button

A point highlighted by the ESRI is that there is a difference — I am not sure political rhetoric has caught up in this regard — between the budgets introduced in the years 2001 to 2005 and some of the...More Button

He said the problem is that far too many people who should be receiving primary care come to hospitals — the point can be made that primary care has not yet been developed in the way it should have be...More Button

That is correct.More Button

I recommend the current ESRI report to the Senator.More Button


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