O'Brien, Mary Ann

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I say, "Well done," to Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell for bringing this excellent and relevant motion before the House. It starts by stating, "That Seanad Éireann notes the ratification by Ireland...More Button

  As a mature and sophisticated worldwide web accelerates, evolving faster than anything people ever have experienced, the young and agile smartphone generation live in an instantly conne...More Button

  I want to take the Minister of State to somewhere close to where I live, namely, the McAuley centre in Naas, County Kildare. It is a world-class centre of excellence.More Button

It is somewhere to "age in place" for older people who might not be able to manage a three or four-bedroom house or garden but could easily manage a one-bedroom apartment, were it located in the he...More Button

  Living there entails being challenged to go outside one's comfort zone and is about ensuring one can maintain or regain the optimal level of well-being. It is great not to need a car. ...More Button

  What about those who must enter nursing homes? Again, I have one such person who is in a nursing home. Luckily, my own experience is wonderful and I cannot express my admiration and a...More Button

   I have so much to say, but my final word will be on practicalities. Only 50% of us have a will.More Button

Only 10% of us have provided for an enduring power of attorney, which shows that there is a lot to be done. If it is legal by 2035, I would like to give a living care directive to my medical and l...More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

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