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[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Health and Children Debate. Expanding the role of the pharmacy: Irish Pharmacy Union (continued). (01 Jul 2014)

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(Speaker Continuing)

[Chairman] Pharmacists provide huge support for patients and people across urban and rural communities. In addition to dispensing medicines, they also provide additional services. I thank the delegates of their representative body, the Irish Pharmacy Union, for being here. We will discuss a variety of members' interests and issues of concern.

 Before we begin, I draw attention to the important position on privilege. Witnesses are protected by absolute privilege in respect of the evidence they are to give to the committee. However, if they are directed by it to cease giving evidence on a particular matter and continue to do so, they are entitled thereafter only to qualified privilege in respect of their evidence. They are directed that only evidence connected with the subject matter of these proceedings is to be given and asked to respect the parliamentary practice to the effect that, where possible, they should not criticise or make charges against a person or an entity by name or in such a way as to make him, her or it identifiable. Members are reminded of the long-standing parliamentary practice to the effect that they should not comment on, criticise or make charges against a person outside the Houses or an official, either by name or in such a way as to make him or her identifiable.

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Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:1 July 2014
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place
T Demographic characteristics > Pharmacist
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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