Seanad Contributions
Call for 0% VAT on Defribillators
Tuesday, 09 July 2013

During the Order of Business in the Seaand, I said: recently, we held a debate in the House on defibrillators. I was impressed to receive a letter yesterday from St. Conleth's School. Gavin Maguire is the man who organised it. He organised a walk to Glendalough for his students. Unfortunately, one of his students, a young man called Neil Quinlan, died and they were unable to revive him. Then, the students got together to see whether they could raise money for defibrillators...

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Food Provenance Bill 2013 by Senator Feargal Quinn
Wednesday, 03 July 2013

On 3rd July 2013, I introduced the Food Provenance Bill in the Seanad. It is a Bill intended to enhance the level of information which is made available to the consumers of foodstuffs and for that purpose to introduce a series of new requirements for food labelling and signage. I said:

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Defribillators and Organ Donation
Wednesday, 03 July 2013

During the Order of Business in the Seanad, I daid: we recently passed Second Stage of the defibrillator Bill. It got quite a lot of attention. I was approached by a number of people in regard to it. A young man was mentioned by Senator Power as somebody who had experienced a heart attack, was taken for dead and was rescued because a man in his club had the ability and knowledge to operate a defibrillator...

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Further Education and Training Bill 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013

During a Seanad debate on the Further Education and Training Bill 2013, I said: The Minister is welcome to the House. Like previous speakers, I ask him to pass on to the Minister of State, Deputy Cannon, our wishes for his speedy recovery. I welcome the Bill. I have had the experience only in recent years of being involved with Springboard and I am reminded of very different touches that are needed. There is no one solution to this problem. People are unemployed, looking for work but their skills may be in a different area from the area in which vacancies may arise...

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Sale of National Lottery Licence
Thursday, 20 June 2013

During the Order of Business, I thank colleagues for their contributions to the debate last night on my Public Health (Availability of Defibrillators) Bill 2013. The Minister probably did not come into the Chamber intending to support the proposal, and his decision not to oppose it was most welcome...

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