Tuesday, November 21, 2006
HOPE HIMALAYAN WALK 2006
TRYING to unscramble my brain after travelling to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation on their Hope Himalayan Walk 2006. It's well named. The marginalisation of thousands of people and the sight of such poverty was ameliorated by sparks of hope in the classrooms, and clinics and co-ops that the Hope Foundation supports. Coming back to the usual business in the Dail was a bit of a culture shock.
But it was all systems go wit the Nursing Homes scandal blowing up again. And the decision of the High Court on frozen embryos case provides an opportunity for legislation on Assisted Human Reproduction. In both cases legislation is long overdue. I want to facilitate the progress of this legislation but so far the government haven't produced the goods.