Minute's Silence on Deaths of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali and Ruth Morrissey

As agreed by Members yesterday, I propose a minute's silence in respect of the passing of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali and Ruth Morrissey.

Members rose.

I thank the Leader for organising the minute's silence. I too express my sympathies on the deaths of Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali and Ruth Morrissey. Dr. Ali was the eighth healthcare worker in Ireland to die as a result of Covid-19. We all agree with the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council which said of Dr. Ali and all healthcare workers that they are at the front line of fighting Covid-19 and are true heroes. We express our sympathies to the families of Dr. Ali and all those who died as a result of Covid-19, and of course to the family of Ruth Morrissey, her daughter Libby and her husband Paul. She was a tireless campaigner for truth for all those who suffered as a result of the CervicalCheck issue. She was a warrior for truth and justice. We remember her today.