National maternity services in Ireland – Health Committee hearing

14-05 John speaking 3

I thank Dr. Fitzpatrick. That was a fantastic, passionate presentation. I have seldom been as impressed by or as proud of a professional colleague sitting in that chair as I am of him right now, calling it as it is. However, I am not overly confident that all the things he has said will actually … Continue reading

I’ll urge new law be watertight on suicide concerns


I had some initial misgivings about the structure of the Oireachtas Joint Health Committee session last week. We were charged with the task of hearing testimony and preparing a report for the Health Minister regarding legislation for abortion in Ireland. The three-day hearings would hear from medical professionals on the first day, legal/constitutional experts on … Continue reading