Brassil, 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.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to contribute on this debate. I have severe reservations about the Bill. My background is in pharmacy. I have had the opportunity through my working career to encounter...More Button

As legislators, we are considering politically based treatment and prescribing, but I am not sure that we are fully qualified to do that. I have no issue with debating medicinal cannabis in the ...More Button

That is why it should be-----More Button

That is why the use of any drug-----More Button

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. That is why the use of any drug should be done in line with the strictest safety regulations, including medicinal cannabis. I have no issue with its use as long...More Button

Deputy Barry said the Bill is not flawed and he will not be changing it. If it is not flawed-----More Button

-----do not change it. If he does not want to change it and does not believe it is flawed, that is fine. We will see where it goes.More Button

Special Educational Needs

To follow on from Deputy Ferris's contribution, I will not be repetitive because there is a very straightforward ask. To commence the process in September for completion the following June does no...More Button

Another important issue is the question of the transition itself. It often happens that a child will finish in the Nano Nagle school or any other special needs school and will not know the perso...More Button

I ask the Minister of State, first, to bring the assessment process back 12 months and, second, to allow for a minimum of a six-month transition for the special needs child, the parents and the c...More Button

Special Educational Needs (Continued)

I welcome the indication that the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, will meet us. Deputy Ferris and I have requested that meeting. I am sure that Deputies Michael Healy-Rae, Danny Healy-R...More Button

Funding will always be an issue. More funding is needed, but when one is recruiting staff for a position that has been approved, the days of ringing someone and asking whether he or she is free ...More Button

During the upcoming meeting with the Minister of State, we will also raise the issue of respite for parents, a service that is at a low level, and the need for a practice nurse in the school to h...More Button

Invasive Plant Species

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if funding will be provided to Kerry County Council to allow it to carry out treatment of Japanese knotweed along regional and local roads (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...More Button