Results 1–20 of 222 for speaker:Órlaithí Flynn

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: June Monitoring Round ( 2 Jul 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: 5. Ms Flynn asked the Minister of Finance when the June monitoring round will take place. (AQO 712/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: June Monitoring Round ( 2 Jul 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I thank the Minister for that answer. Did any of the funding that was announced yesterday include additional funding that was secured as a result of the fiscal framework agreement?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Provisional Out-turn 2023-24 and June Monitoring 2024-25 ( 1 Jul 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: The Minister touched on the positive allocation for the increase in pay for education workers. Will she comment further on the funding that has been provided to the Department of Education?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Health and Food Safety ( 1 Jul 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I thank the Minister for his statement. He said that there may be some potential for all-island cooperation on future suicide prevention initiatives. Will the Minister detail some of the current initiatives? I will write to him this week about a private Member's Bill on suicide prevention training that I hope to bring to the House. It may be something to explore at the autumn meeting.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Special Educational Needs Places: West Belfast (25 Jun 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: T2. Ms Flynn asked the Minister of Education for an update on the consultation process about providing additional SEN places at the site of the old Suffolk Primary School in West Belfast. (AQT 442/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Special Educational Needs Places: West Belfast (25 Jun 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I thank the Minister for that response. Has he any sense of the numbers? If the consultation is successful — the hope is that we will get additional provision; the school is in West Belfast but will take in kids from across the area — how many places might this piece of land provide?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Primary Care: Extreme Pressures (14 May 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: — in a postcode lottery, where one GP surgery has an MDT and the other does not. Hopefully, with today's motion and the amendment, we will see some progress on those issues.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Primary Care: Extreme Pressures (14 May 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the motion. I am happy to support the motion and the SDLP's amendment. It is important to acknowledge at the outset that, as mentioned by other Members, primary care includes community pharmacists as well as our GPs, nurses, mental health practitioners, social workers and health visitors, who all play such a crucial part in providing healthcare for the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Loneliness Strategy (29 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: Yes, of course.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Loneliness Strategy (29 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: It does, absolutely, Harry. That is the intention of the great work that Safe Families carries out. Through that work, it has been able to connect 200 families back into their community. That is massive. Over 500 children now have a trusted adult in their life. It even helps the family unit. It helps wee kids before they maybe have to go to social services to get high-level interventions....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Loneliness Strategy (29 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I say a big "Thank you" to Robbie and Claire for today's motion. It is another really important motion that we are debating in the Assembly. Hopefully, there will be cross-party support for a cross-departmental approach to a loneliness strategy that, importantly, is fully funded. It is not the fault of any individual Minister in the Executive, because we know how the budgets are, but there...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Addiction and Drug-related Deaths (23 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I beg to move That this Assembly notes with concern NISRA's 2024 report on 'Drug-related and drug misuse deaths', which found a significant increase in the number of deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol; further notes the intrinsic connection between social deprivation, poverty, isolation, mental health and addiction issues; acknowledges with concern the NISRA figures that show that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Addiction and Drug-related Deaths (23 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: Go raibh maith agat, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle. [Translation: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker.] It gives me no joy to bring forward this motion. It comes from a place of sadness and tragedy. For the past three years, I have worked with bereaved families from across the North, campaigning alongside them in the hope that we can secure additional resources to help people who are battling with...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Dilapidation Bill: Progress (22 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: T5. Ms Flynn asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for an update on progress on the dilapidation Bill. (AQT 205/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Dilapidation Bill: Progress (22 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I thank the Minister for his response. The Minister expressed interest when there was an incident at the George Best Hotel in Belfast. In the context of a new Bill, does the Minister envisage any overlap with DFC on urban development and the use of other grants for vacant and derelict buildings and land?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoners: Mental Health and Addiction (22 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: 4. Ms Flynn asked the Minister of Justice for an update on cross-departmental schemes with the Department of Health aimed at supporting people in prison who are struggling with mental health issues and addiction. (AQO 297/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoners: Mental Health and Addiction (22 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I thank the Minister for her response. She mentioned a lot of working groups, the mental health champion and the strategies around mental health, substance use and Protect Life 2. Does the Minister agree that it is important that, rather than their existing just as pilots, we roll out across society pilots such as the custody suite in Musgrave and the multi-agency triage teams that bring...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Greenway Scheme: West Belfast (16 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: T6. Ms Flynn asked the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on the greenway scheme in west Belfast. (AQT 186/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Greenway Scheme: West Belfast (16 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: Thanks very much, Minister. Does the Minister agree with me that the active travel initiatives have positive mental health benefits for people, as well as benefits for physical health?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Baby Loss Certificate Scheme and Pathology Service (15 Apr 2024)

Órlaithí Flynn: I sincerely thank every Member who has spoken during the debate. It has been said a few times, but it really does not get more personal than Members choosing to share their own wee bits of personal recollection and accounts of their experience of baby loss. It is an emotional debate for many Members. As Diane said, that is reflective of how emotional, how personal and how real this is for all...


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