Moynihan, Aindrias

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

It is almost a year since we debated Second Stage of the Bill. There was widespread support across parties at that time. I am glad that the support has continued. People recognised that medicina...More Button

A number of issues were highlighted on Second Stage. Since then, issues such as the cannabis board and the possible availability of cannabis well beyond medicinal use have arisen. They need to ...More Button

There was widespread cross-party support for the Bill. I would like that to continue rather than there being efforts to divide and cause aggravation. This goes beyond politics. It is about mak...More Button

Cannabis needs to be controlled and the Bill is not about the wholesale availability of medicinal cannabis. The substance needs to be controlled through the proper channels, and that needs to be...More Button

The committee report referred to a compassionate access programme. Secondary legislation should be a faster and more accessible route. Over the past year, we have seen that things are very rest...More Button

If the Minister is serious, he needs to get that moving and make it realistically accessible. In the meantime I would like to see the Bill advance to Committee Stage, where all the larger matters ...More Button

Public Sector Pay (Continued)

I seek clarification on the implications for the health service. Often organisations, such as COPE and the hospice movement, who would be providing services to people would not be funded directly....More Button

Special Areas of Conservation

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views on the recent ESB actions on the walkways and hedgerows of the Gearagh SAC; the follow up actions she plans to ensure similar actions do not reoccur in this or another SAC; her plans to r...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if funding will be made available to reinstate the walkways in the Gearagh SAC following the recent ESB actions; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button