Dail Speeches

18 May

Adjournment Debate : Local Authority Boundaries Wednesday, 18 May 2011

  I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this very important matter. I acknowledge that the Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government has seen fit to come in to answer the debate. Tonight I reiterate my opposition to a boundary extension into County Clare. There is no justifiable reason for […]

5 May

Suicide Prevention: Dáil Speech: Thursday, 5 May 2011

  I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important debate. It is encouraging that a debate on suicide prevention is getting priority in the new Dail, with contributions from so many Members in recent weeks. I offer my congratulations to the new Minister of State with special responsibility for mental health, Deputy Kathleen Lynch […]

21 Jan

County Clare afraid to get sick – Dáil Speech on healthcare

I have consistently challenged the centre of excellence model as put forward by the current Government in relation to health services in the Mid-West. Most recently I used my time during a Fine Gael Private Members Motion to outline the manner in which centralisation has failed the Mid-West, and created added pressure on services at […]