Dáil Éireann - Volume 408 - 15 May, 1991
Adjournment Debate Matters.
An Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy
An Ceann Comhairle: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given to me under Standing Order 20 (3) (a) and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Deenihan, the crisis faced by many national youth organisations because of the decrease in funding by the Government resulting in the loss of 50 jobs in the youth service; (2) Deputy Durkan, if the Minister for Agriculture and Food's attention has been drawn to the closure of Sallins meat processing plant at Sallins, County Kildare with the loss of more than 100 jobs and the impact this will have on the economy of the area; whether there are any plans to (a) revive the plant and (b) alleviate the causes of the closure; if the national slaughtering capacity is likely to be detrimentally affected; whether there appears to be a greater threat of monopoly now in the industry; if he will outline the measures he intends to take to protect the industry and the jobs involved; (3) Deputy McCormack, the apparent rundown of the larnród Éireann rail service from Dublin to Galway; (4) Deputy McEllistrim, the proposed closure of the Klopman industry, Tralee, and if the Minister for Industry and Commerce will do everything possible to ensure that it does not close in view of the fact that there are 480 jobs involved; (5) Deputy Gerry Reynolds, the long delay in the payment of headage and TB reactor grants to farmers; (6) Deputy T. Ahearn, if the Minister for Industry and Commerce is aware of the devastating affect on the social and economic life in Clonmel that will result from the closure of the Digital factory causing a loss of 350 jobs and the steps he proposes to take regarding this matter; (7) Deputy Moynihan, the serious position facing the Irish tourist industry consequent to the serious fall off in American tourists coming to Ireland; (8) Deputy Owen, the escape  last weekend of youths from Trinity House, Lusk, and the subsequent danger to the staff of the detention centre from debris being thrown by the youths onto staff from the rooftop; (9) Deputy G. O'Sullivan, the serious situation which now has arisen in Cork city and other areas caused by the indiscriminate parking of caravans and trailers; (10) Deputy J. Higgins, the need for State financial assistance to refurbish the birthplace of the late George Bernard Shaw at No. 32 Synge Street, Dublin 8; (11) Deputy Kenny, the question of the provision of employment in Ballinrobe, County Mayo; (12) Deputy Sheehan, in view of the air of despondency appertaining within the agricultural community throughout the country at present, if the Minister for Agriculture and Food will outline his future proposals and policies to restore confidence in the agricultural industry; (13) Deputy Garland, the serious public disquiet about the rapid increase in the numbers of large savage dogs such as pit bull terriers and Rothweilers who have been responsible for many attacks on people particularly children and the failure of the Minister for the Environment to ban these breeds; and (14) Deputy G. Brady, the urgent need to preserve the archaeological site recently discovered at Usher's Quay, Dublin, the most significant since the Wood Quay site and which is now in imminent danger of destruction.
I have selected for discussion the matters raised by the following Deputies: (1) Deputy Durkan, (2) Deputy Therese Ahearn and (3) Deputy McEllistrim.
Dáil Éireann 408 Adjournment Debate Matters.