Couldn't really think of a good thread title, this being the first thread I've opened I'm sure people will forgive me....
Parliamentary Debate...I agree to this and I commend the Government on its contribution to date to the catastrophe in Haiti. I will not have time to speak on the debate, so I would like to a make a point now. We have a Naval Service vessel that is a fully equipped hospital ship. There are medics and doctors queuing up to give of their time free of charge to assist in this catastrophe. I request the Tánaiste to see to it that this ship is made ready and sails for Haiti. It is a fully equipped hospital ship and could do enormous beneficial work offshore, just as other countries are doing during this tragedy. As it will be located offshore, it will be immune from earthquakes, and doctors and nurses in this country are more than willing to stay on that ship and carry out essential operations for those who have been devastated by the earthquake. It would represent an invaluable contribution from the Government and I will support it wholeheartedly if it commits to it.
Now, while there are posters on this site who criticize every action he undertakes, I personally quite like Enda Kenny, and he actually seems to have decent time for the Defence Forces. However, the above statement is worrying, as the Naval Service has no vessel that fits the above description in even the vaguest sense, nor ever has it (I think).
Was this a case of an advisor having a bit of craic at Enda's expense?