van Turnhout, Jillian

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Children First Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

No. Both amendments are being discussed together and the Minister is about to speak to amendment No. 2.More Button

The Minister, Deputy James Reilly, is always welcome to the Seanad. He is, however, particularly welcome today.

  One of the first objectives I set when I became a Member in 2...More Button

I second the amendment for the purposes of debate, but I appreciate, as I have said to Senator David Cullinane, that we probably have not had enough time to debate the issue in full. It is one I s...More Button

It would be remiss of the Seanad not to congratulate the Minister wholeheartedly on the Bill. While we can say it is long overdue, it is before the House. The Minister has done the work to put ch...More Button

United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I second the motion. I thank my colleague, Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell, for tabling it and helping to us understand the rationale behind it. We all know it instinctively, but she has hit it ho...More Button

  I am delighted to second the motion. My own father is in a nursing home. I have nothing against nursing homes. He had a severe stroke and is high dependency but receiving high-qualit...More Button

  Four years ago the Government launched its strategy, National Policy and Strategy for the Provision of Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland 2011-2015. As the title suggests, the in...More Button

  The Government rightly lauds the success of the Health Service Executive’s national stroke programme in transforming acute stroke services across the country. We have seen the death ra...More Button

  I would like the Government to look at the issue of early supported discharge programmes which Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell called a fair deal for home. We need a way to ensure we ca...More Button

  I support the motion because it is about the quality of all our lives. If one looks at the UN principles for older people, one will see that they are about ensuring people have choices...More Button

  My in-laws are Dutch and I see the amount of community support provided and the way the system is tailored around the home in the Netherlands. If people need supports in their home, th...More Button

  I second the motion wholeheartedly. This debate is part of a journey. Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell has done considerable work in this area. I hope this contributes to that debate, ...More Button

The Senator is well over time.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button