Gilroy, John

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I welcome the Minister of State. The motion is timely and valuable and I thank the Senators who tabled it. Sometimes old age is seen as a burden.More Button

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Sometimes old age is seen as a burden. Others think the accumulated benefits of ageing such as knowledge, experience and wisdom mean that it is not a burden but something that is welcome and neces...More Button

  There is no family in the country that does not experience the joy of living with a parent or relative who is becoming increasingly elderly. In parallel to the ageing process is the de...More Button

  Many families, including my own, have required the assistance of the State. An elderly, widowed relative of mine was happily living alone until we started to notice a decline in her he...More Button

  I will mention one group called Home Instead. The service offered was wonderful and affordable because, although a private organisation, tax reliefs were available. This relative only...More Button

  We had a negative experience when my elderly relative had to go to hospital. She fell one night and injured her shoulder. We had a very poor experience at the emergency department. T...More Button

  This is a really good motion which allows us a good opportunity to express many views. I thank the Senators for tabling the motion which the Government will not be opposing.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

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