Dáil Éireann - Volume 450 - 09 March, 1995

Adjournment Debate Matters.

[990] An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 20 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Theresa Ahearn — the totally unacceptable condition of Scoil Carmel, Cashel, County Tipperary, a school for the mildly mentally handicapped; (2) Deputy Michael Kitt — the need for the appointment of a remedial teacher to Mountbellew, Moylough, Cooloo and Briarfield national schools; (3) Deputy Upton — the need to ensure that the maximum possible number of organs for transplantation are made available in this country; (4) Deputy Eric Byrne — the urgent need to regularise the position of those illegal immigrants who have been in the State for five years or more who have committed no offence other than being illegal immigrants and who have no criminal record in their countries of origin; (5) Deputy Kathleen Lynch — the urgent need for Ireland to declare a unilateral ban on the manufacture or assembly of landmines, instruments of torture or their components; and to campaign in international fora for a worldwide ban on the manufacture, assembly, and use of such instruments; (6) Deputy Ó Cuív — the need to provide alternative housing for families in the South Galway area whose houses have been flooded for the last six weeks and are likely to be flooded for the forseeable future; (7) Deputy Shortall — the need for the urgent commencement of section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, in order to tackle the serious problem of joyriding; (8) Deputy Batt O'Keeffe — the situation in Cork maternity hospitals where women who miscarry share the same ward with those who have healthy children born to them, causing great trauma and stress; (9) Deputy Keogh — the need to consider measures to cap freight transport at 1973 levels through Dún Laoghaire and to secure funding to develop tourist and leisure facilities in Dún Laoghaire Harbour and its environs; (10) Deputy Molloy — the inadequate level of subvention for [991] residents of nursing homes and the need to ensure a fair distribution of funds to each of the health boards by establishing national criteria; (11) Deputy Dermot Ahern — the continuing fear of the residents of the south Armagh-north Louth area regarding radiation emissions from British Army surveillance equipment in the south Armagh area; (12) Deputy O'Hanlon — the need for improved infrastructure in the Border region to make it competitive, attract new investment and assist existing industry; and the need to ensure that external funding targeted to the region will be additional.

The matters raised by the following Deputies have been selected for discussion: Deputies Dermot Ahern, O'Hanlon, Theresa Ahearn and Keogh.