Bradford, Paul

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
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Order of Business

I heard many of my colleagues call for a debate on Northern Ireland in the light of the publication of two important reports yesterday. I certainly support their request. When we reflect on the d...More Button

-----which I think is a throwback to former times. It probably consists of some sad old men who are still meeting and talking about the war which they actually lost; their plans to drive 1 million...More Button

United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I welcome the Minister of State. I also welcome the motion and thank the Senators for moving it. I am surprised to learn that we ratified the 1999 UN convention because when one looks at the serv...More Button

Not old age, I hope. I was surprised to learn that we actually had ratified the 1999 UN convention because we are certainly not complying with it. I am not even sure what efforts are being made t...More Button

  Last week the budget was replayed in this House and elsewhere. The debate about the elderly revolved around the fair deal scheme - the nursing home subvention as I call it. There was ...More Button

  The Minister of State is doing her best to try make progress on the fair deal scheme. Many months ago in the House, as did my colleagues, I raised the issue of the very lengthy waiting...More Button

  Senator John Kelly gave the figures in an individual case in Galway. We can all talk about such cases. We can all talk about cases where, because of our very narrow definition of mean...More Button

  Our focus is wrong. We receive on a monthly basis lobbying calls or letters from the nursing home organisations. Of course, I would lobby too because it is a profitable venture. This...More Button

  I commend the Senators for moving the motion and causing us to reflect on the issue once again. We are failing the elderly. The country is facing a pensions crisis, with an entirely n...More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button