Senator Alice-Mary Higgins speaking speaking about the destruction of witness testimony

On Monday in the Seanad, Senator Higgins urged the Government to extend the terms of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to allow for an investigation into the destruction of witness testimony. Senator Higgins argued that people who gave testimony to the Commission have a right to have a copy of their own testimony and to have their stories heard.

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Senator Higgins calls on Government to proactively partner with medtech manufacturers

Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins has called on the Government to “Build on the serious and responsible actions already taken in Ireland, by proactively engaging with medical technology manufacturing companies to support an increase in production of ventilators and related lifesaving equipment”

The Senator, herself from Galway, noted that “we are fortunate to have a number of companies based in the west of Ireland who produce equipment which could play a crucial role in response to Covid-19. Medtronic are global leaders in the manufacture of ventilators. Aerogan are a local company who produce nebulisers and Aquila Bioscience, a company that works with NUI Galway, have developed a new anti-viral cleaning wipe."