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Thalidomide Victims Compensation

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 June 2022

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Questions (188)

Michael Healy-Rae


188. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) in relation to a compensation package; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31036/22]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The matter raised by the Deputy concerns litigation that has been delegated to the State Claims Agency. The Deputy will appreciate that it is not possible for me to comment on matters that are sub-judice.

I am happy to inform the Deputy that I met with members of the Irish Thalidomide Association in February last and assured them of the Government’s commitment to provide them with the necessary health supports to meet their related needs.

Work is underway in the Department to provide these health and personal social supports on a statutory footing as committed to by the Government.