Commencement Matter: 22 June 2016
I raised the following matter during commencement matter on 22 June 2016
"The need for the Minister for Health to give assurances to the people of Roscommon that the Primary Care Centre in Monksland will remain under the HSE West and not be moved under any circumstance to the control of HSE (Community Health Organisation CHO8) which serves counties Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath and that he assures the people of Roscommon that this is not another attack on the integrity of the County of Roscommon"
Response from Minister of State Sean Canney TD (On behalf of Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD - See link below "No decision has been made to transfer the
What is a Commencement Matter:
Senators can raise issues of concern to them at the start of each sitting day – these are known as Commencement Matters. To do this, they must give notice to the Cathaoirleach of the issues they want to raise. The Cathaoirleach then selects four matters and the Senator concerned may make a four-minute speech. In each case, the Minister has the right to make a four-minute speech in reply