WATCH: Home care shortages.

Full transcript: Deputy Costello – I was recently contacted by the daughter of an 89-year-old constituent with advanced Alzheimer’s who has recently lost any home care support they had. I am not the first Deputy to raise the issue of home care support and, more importantly, the lack of home care support. While there has…

WATCH: Human Trafficking and the Fishing Industry.

Full transcript: I will pick up a theme that several Deputies addressed, namely, missed opportunity. In discussing the Marine Survey Office we need to bear in mind that Ireland has been in the spotlight because of our fisheries for reasons that are not good. There have been long-running investigations and exposures of slavery, forced labour,…

WATCH: St Michaels/Emmet Road Cost-Rental Inchicore

Full Transcript: Patrick Costello TD – My colleague Deputy Smith and I are here to represent and raise the concerns of the St. Michael’s estate community. They have been waiting and waiting for the regeneration. As Deputy Smith said, they have been fighting for 21 years for the regeneration of St. Michael’s estate. They need…

WATCH: Reform of National Coroner Service

Full transcript: In 2000, a full comprehensive review was published by the Department of Justice, which recommended radical reform. Recent research by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has shown this reform simply has not happened. The system is under-resourced, regionally disjointed and, ultimately, ill-equipped to provide the justice and compassion needed by many bereaved…

WATCH: Deposit Protection Scheme.

Full transcript: Threshold is running a campaign for a statutory deposit protection scheme. Such schemes protect renters and have been shown in other countries to work quite well in protecting renters and their deposits. Such schemes are also promised under the programme for Government. The obvious home for such a scheme would be the Residential…

WATCH: Smuggling of People Legislative Reform

Full speech transcript: Like all the previous speakers, I welcome this Bill as a positive step. However, I disagree with the Minister of State‚Äôs comments that human trafficking and people smuggling are different. They are hand in glove. People smuggling is often the engine that facilitates the movement in human trafficking. I do not think…