Ryan, Brendan

Wednesday, 1 June 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 0 No. 18

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Order of Business.

I support fully the proposal by the Leader of the Opposition, Senator Brian Hayes. We would be well advised to deal with this matter on which I sympathise fully with him. I want to elaborate on it in ...More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Disability Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed).

Those who have the good fortune not to suffer from a disability, in many cases, do not notice the phenomenon. For many able bodied people the first shock they receive as regards disability is when the...More Button

——namely, to enshrine a commitment to ODA in legislation to guarantee what the Taoiseach promised in New York. That is what rights-based legislation means. It means we are saying this is a right with ...More Button

Nursing Homes: Statements.

Of course he was responsible.More Button

I am starting now, not two minutes ago when they were all shouting at each other.More Button

Thank you very much, a Chathaoirligh. I enjoy interruptions as long as they are not in my time.More Button

It is a great pity Senator Feeney decided to have a go at a committed Member of the Oireachtas who set himself the task of struggling on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people in society and who...More Button

They can interrupt away. It will not affect me in the least.More Button

How is it possible to have a nursing home carry on like that without anybody taking action to stop it until a television programme is made? That is the issue. The rest of what is in the script is very...More Button

The Tánaiste went missing for two days on this issue. If €100 million extra were being spent on residential care for the elderly, would one expect the Minister of State, Deputy Seán Power, to be wheel...More Button


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