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DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health (Simon Harris T.D.)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 02/06/2016
To ask the Minister for Health if due consideration was given to the impact on the health service and on nursing and midwifery services in particular, of the Health Service Executive’s effective recruitment freeze, before it was implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Below is an open letter from the group Terminations for Medical Reasons group who are outraged at deceptive statements made by Enda Kenny in the Dáíl yesterday:
We in TFMR Ireland found it absolutely appalling that you deliberately mislead the Dail, the Oireachtas and the people of Ireland yesterday when in Dail Eireann made you made the following statement in relation to the 8th Amendment to the Constitution: –
Clare’s contribution to yesterday’s Statements on Mental Health.
Deputy Clare Daly: I thank the Deputies and the Acting Chairman. The number of people who want to speak and the fact we are debating who goes first are indicative of the seriousness with which the public and Deputies across the House take the issue. When the debate started, there was a big outcry on social media that we were not in the Chamber and were not interested in speaking but that reflects the lack of public knowledge about how this House works. It is normal for people not to be in the Chamber during part of a debate. It also showed that people wanted to engage with and to watch this Parliament for once because we were discussing an issue of critical importance.