Bannon, James

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 181 No. 68

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Order of Business.

I support the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator Brian Hayes and I sincerely hope Senators O’Brien and Wilson will vote for it. It is important that they should in the interest not...More Button

Those sums would provide significant support to the health service if they were properly allocated. Beds, community care facilities and so on could be provided. What the Government is doing is shamefu...More Button

We are waiting eight years for proper health services, which the Government has not delivered. The Government has let the people down.More Button

We want services, not facts.More Button

Home Help Service: Motion.

I move: “That Seanad Éireann, conscious of the valuable and mainly unrecognised work carried out by home helps, calls on the Minister for Health and Children to: —regulate their contracts of employmen...More Button

It is evident in the Senator’s home town of Mullingar where a shell of a building has been left idle.More Button

It has been left idle for 11 years.More Button

That is spin.More Button

The Senator is losing touch.More Button

Where is the evidence?More Button

That is all the Senator is about. Sitting on committees, one after another.More Button

She is a long time delivering them.More Button

There is no talk about delivery.More Button

On a point of order, the Senator referred to my having been a member of a health board.More Button

The health board of which I was a member was controlled by Fianna Fáil.More Button

For the past 20 years all the health boards were controlled by Fianna Fáil.More Button

Yes.More Button

Is that a new sound bite?More Button

Senator Leyden is spinning it again. He is the Roscommon spinner.More Button

I thank the Minister for State for listening to this debate and compliment the Senators who made contributions to it, particularly those from this side of the House. Instead of tabling an amendment to...More Button

Another area, raised by Senator Glynn, who is commenting now ——More Button

Senator Glynn marched in Mullingar with me in protest at the Government’s neglect of health services in the midlands ——More Button

Senator Glynn marched with me in Mullingar ——More Button

He marched in protest at the Government’s ——More Button

Senator Leyden, in the last few minutes, insulted the elderly and home help and he should withdraw that insult.More Button

The Minister failed to supply accurate figures despite promising to do so. Last July, the Tánaiste promised she would clarify the figures. When the Fine Gael spokesman, Deputy Twomey, pointed out that...More Button

The Minister of State spoke about the agreement with the unions, etc., but it has not been implemented. Agreements made with the unions have been reneged on. I know from members of unions that they ar...More Button

It is shameful treatment. I hope, on behalf of carers, the elderly, the sick and the handicapped throughout the country that the Minister of State will take note of what has been said today and implem...More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

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