Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien has reiterated his call on the Minister for Health to reveal if he will attend the Seanad when it reconvenes next week for an important debate on a statutory instrument on organ donation signed last year by Minister James Reilly without debate.
The Seanad is to be recalled from its summer break, next Tuesday August 20th to discuss this issue.
“Earlier this week, I called on Minister Reilly to reveal if he will attend the Seanad next week to discuss this extremely important issue. I have yet to receive a response.
“It is crucial that the Minister for Health attend the Seanad to participate in the debate as he is the person that signed the statutory instrument that transposed the EU organ donation directive into Irish legislation in 2011 without any debate in the Oireachtas.
“It is vital he attends the Seanad to explain why there was no proper debate or scrutiny.”