MacSharry, Marc

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business

We will not oppose the Order of Business. Can a debate be organised on the situation developing in Northern Ireland? I acknowledge there was a debate in recent times, but the revelations yesterda...More Button

  I again raise the issue of rural crime. I am sure all Members at different times, certainly those based in rural and regional communities, have raised it. I believe one reaps what one...More Button

  Apart from the Government decimating rural Ireland through its closure of community services such as Garda stations, locations such as Dromore West in County Sligo which is where this l...More Button

United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I compliment Senators Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Jillian van Turnhout for their initiative in tabling the motion. We are all great at talking in these debates but not so great at coming up with in...More Button

  As my favourite Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, is aware, the problem is that she is the one who is left with too few resources for her entire portfolio which encompasses ment...More Button

  We must push the boat out and think outside the box. I suggested previously in the House that a pilot scheme be set up whereby the means test for carer’s allowance would be abolished, ...More Button

  The cost per week for district nursing homes run by the HSE in counties Sligo and Leitrim ranges from €900 to €1,550 and various sums in between. It is not as simple as one being bette...More Button

  I would welcome a response from the Minister of State on the issue, not today, but after she speaks to her officials, the Department of Social Protection, the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste...More Button

  I do not wish to be overly political but let us consider the savings made on prescription charges. Before the last general election the charges were to be abolished. The then Oppositi...More Button

  The same is true of the changes to the criteria for medical cards for those aged over 70 years. There were other small changes such as to the telephone allowance and the respite care g...More Button

  There is a nursing crisis that has been caused by a number of reasons. First, we are training one third fewer nurses per year since 2008. I read a press release from the INMO today wh...More Button

  I have tried to be innovative and come up with suggestions. I hope the Minister of State will try to take them on board and come up with a response. More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button