Curran, John

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute on this debate. None of us can contribute without being conscious of and touched by the story of Vera Twomey and her daughter. For many of us, it has domin...More Button

I acknowledge the work of the committee. I read its report. The committee found significant challenges in the Bill. According to the concluding remark on the last page of the recommendations t...More Button

Speaking as a former Minister of State with responsibility for drugs, one of my main issues relates to a specific concern of the committee, namely, the Bill's proposal to remove cannabis from the...More Button

Deputy O'Reilly spoke. I have the greatest of respect for the members of the committee. It was an all-party report and they conducted their work in a fair manner. The issues that they highligh...More Button

In that regard, I am appalled by Deputy Barry's comments.More Button

He tried to turn this into nothing but a political game. He wanted the politics of opposition. He wanted the politics of protest. When Members of all parties in this House-----More Button

Members on all sides of this House were faced with a choice between rejecting the Bill completely and killing it off and-----More Button

-----affording an opportunity to address the issues identified by the committee and making the substantial changes required to render the Bill fit for purpose and capable of delivering the effects ...More Button

-----the outcome that Deputy Gino Kenny's Bill was intended to have.More Button

Tracker Mortgage Examination

Asked the Minister for Finance: if details of the scheme of compensation for those wrongly denied tracker mortgages by the banks has been examined by him, his Department and the Central Bank; his views on whether the scheme is fa...More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of smaller pieces of equipment and aids such as over bed tables which were previously supplied by the HSE to medical card holders are now n...More Button

Carer's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if she will review the case of a person (details supplied) who has been in receipt of a carer's allowance for some time to care for a relative; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Housing Inspections

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the amount spent on rental inspections in each of the years 2012 to 2016, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rental Accommodation Standards

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to introduce regulations or legislation to limit the number of persons permitted to occupy a bedroom or a property dependent on its size; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button