Ó Murchú, Labhrás

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I, too, compliment the Senators who tabled the motion. We all agree that this is not a debate about charity but about our obligation as a people to those who built up the country, worked, paid the...More Button

  I do not know how many Members have had the opportunity of visiting a community day care centre. I strongly recommend everyone do so, particularly in rural Ireland. I can think of one...More Button

  Some Members will have had what I would regard as a very distressing experience of seeing an older person being brought to a nursing home. There are times when one cannot do anything a...More Button

  We must admit that family structures have changed and are not what they were and that people are out working. We must be cognisant of all these issues. We are not going to be able to ...More Button

  The media can also play a role. We often hear about great achievements by people being presented in the media. However, there are achievements that do not always press a button or set...More Button

  I said I would not quote statistics as I do not think this is the time for political point scoring. In terms of what has to be achieved, I wonder in what way will what we have said her...More Button

I hope this is just the first debate we will have. It would be well worthwhile to come back in the near future and have a further discussion because this subject is important. The people concerne...More Button