Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 186 No. 12

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Pharmacy Bill 2007: Second Stage.

It has been the intention of my Department, and the wish of the pharmacy profession, to consolidate and expand existing pharmacy legislation in a new Pharmacy Act for many years. Proposals have, howe...More Button

Members will serve a five-year term. I assure the Senator they will not be political appointees.More Button

People are 70% better off in take-home pay. This is about earnings, not percentages.More Button

It has to do with reality.More Button

The Senator would probably give a medical card to everybody.More Button

I apologise to Senators.More Button

Does the Senator want me to permit people who are not qualified to practise as pharmacists?More Button

The Senator and I should propose each other.More Button

Senator Feeney was an excellent member of the august body and she is not a doctor yet.More Button

It would be more difficult for the Senator. He would be also regulated.More Button

The way the debate is going, we will probably have enough time for separate speaking slots for both Senators.More Button

Senator Norris can keep all his time for himself.More Button

The same politics.More Button

I thank those Members who contributed to the debate. As the House is aware, it is hoped to take Committee and Remaining Stages on Thursday. It is the intention to have the Bill enacted into law befo...More Button

I want to be helpful and I am not being critical of the Senator.More Button

I will discuss the matter with my officials to ensure, in so far as possible, we can put right what may be a difficulty. It is generally the case with legislation that we “grandfather” either premise...More Button

I do not know about that.More Button

I have taken detailed notes and I will deal with them on Committee Stage. I have dealt with the main points and there are some issues on which I need to seek clarification from my officials. I look ...More Button


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