There was an exchange in the Dail last week (as recorded on KildareStreet.com) where Dr. James Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Dublin North provided an insight into how consumers can get free groceries.
I wish to raise two matters. First, as a result of all the recent hospital bed closures around the country, people have to wait even longer for service and lie on trolleys for even longer then they did hitherto. Will the Taoiseach inform the House when the eligibility for health personal services Bill will be introduced? Will he consider inserting a provision in that Bill that if a person is waiting more than two hours in an accident and emergency department, he or she should not have to pay the fee of €100?
There is a precedent for such a provision. If customers are waiting in some supermarkets for longer than 25 or 30 minutes, they will not have to pay for their groceries.
I must say, this is a new one on me. Does anyone know which supermarkets provide this service?