Sinn Féin PMB on hospital waiting lists.

I spoke Sinn Féin’s PMB in the Dáil this week on the scandal of hospital waiting lists. The number of people on hospital waiting lists is the highest since records began. Another way this governement has failed us.

I raised the Impact of the Papal visit on the homeless in the Dáil this week.

I flagged up in the Dáil yesterday the impact the Papal visit will have on those who are homeless or are self accommodating and are living in hotels and B&Bs. 763 families are currently in this position. It has been the case that in the past that such families are put out of the hotels and B&Bs when major events take place in Dublin City so that there rooms can be let for exhorbitant prices. I asked the Minister to ensure that homeless families will not suffer as a consequence of the forthcoming papal visit.