Speaking today at Order of Business in the Seanad Senator O’Reilly stated that “I’m particularly frustrated at that postcode lottery … the fact that in Galway partners are allowed in for one hour a day, once the baby is born. In the rest of the North West there is no visiting allowed, and yet in some of the hospitals in Dublin its three hours a day, and there is no real excuse for that”.
She went on to add “There is nothing in the world in difference between a woman and a baby and a partner in the West of Ireland and in Dublin. Why we can’t show equality in relation to that is beyond me quite frankly”. “So whatever the blockage is lets fix it and lets ensure that babies get actually what they need as well from their parents”.