New effective but expensive cancer treatments and tax changes for revenue raising for medical treatment

[Speaking in the Seanad during Order of Business] I will give some good and some bad news and in the process ask the Deputy Leader and the representatives of the Government parties to communicate to the Minister for Health and possibly to schedule a debate in this Chamber on an issue that has become a … Continue reading

Philantrophy and the charitable and not-for-profit sectors


It is appropriate that attention be brought to bear on this sector. I also welcome the fact that the Government will pay some attention to the not-for-profit and charitable sectors, which are somewhat distinct. I speak with a little authority on this issue and wish to give the House an opportunity to understand how a … Continue reading

Investment in Science, Technology and Innovation

While he (Minister of State, Seán Sherlock) has been given a major task in what is clearly a very challenging time for the Government and State, he has also been given a great opportunity to the extent that if there is one bright spot on the horizon, one little glimmer of light in what sometimes … Continue reading

ICORG ….. a success story for cancer research

I wish to raise a little “Is féidir linn” success story which the Leader could forward to the Minister for Health and the Minister of State with responsibility for medical research to see how it could be developed. Recently, the All Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group, ICORG, celebrated its twelfth anniversary. It was founded at … Continue reading