McDonald, Mary Lou

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I wish to raise the issue of mental health and suicide prevention with the Tánaiste. Yesterday, the coroner's court held an inquest into the death by suicide of a young man in November 2014, Ryan ...More Button

How hard it was for his loving family to see their son suffer like that. The family suffered too as they desperately tried to get the help and support Ryan so urgently needed. They are still su...More Button

We must fund the delivery of community and early intervention services, as was promised in A Vision for Change ten years ago. Ten years on, we still do not have a 24-7 crisis intervention servic...More Button

Today, a shocking report issued by the ISPCC further underlined the desperate needs in this area. The report states that children can wait for up to four weeks for an emergency mental health nur...More Button

Ten years ago A Vision for Change held out the promise of a modern, responsive, resourced service for people in crisis and with mental illness, including those with suicidal ideation and who are in...More Button

The Tánaiste mentioned CAMHS. That is a fantastic service but it also has a disgraceful waiting list. The Tánaiste knows that. What I want from the Tánaiste today, and what I know the Dempsey fa...More Button

That is actually not allowed. Did you break the rules, a Cheann Comhairle?More Button

Questions on Proposed Legislation

My question is to whomsoever feels moved to answer it.More Button

We usually get no answers but today everybody wants to answer. Fair play.More Button

Yes. I wish to raise with the Tánaiste the issue of rent certainty. The housing action plan commits to the introduction of legislation on tenancy arrangements in the private rental sector and to ...More Button

Is rent certainty included?More Button