Dáil Éireann - Volume 536 - 16 May, 2001

Adjournment Debate Matters.

Acting Chairman: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Ring – the position regarding an extension to a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo; (2) Deputy Boylan – the doctor on call service; (3) Deputy Creed – the withdrawal of the educational disadvantage in primary schools programme from participating schools when the three-year cycle is complete; (4) Deputy Fleming – the delay in the construction of the Ballyroan sewerage scheme in County Laois; (5) Deputy Coveney – the need for a new Garda station and to improve facilities available to gardaí in Carrigaline, County Cork; (6) Deputy McGuinness – the need to establish new procedures in the compulsory purchase of land for road construction and to protect the rights of land owners and local communities; (7) Deputy O'Shea – the need for the Government to invest resources to save our architectural heritage; (8) Deputy Upton – the need to improve the occupational therapy services on offer to older people at a centre (details supplied); (9) Deputy Broughan – the need for a strategy to tackle poverty among one parent families; (10) Deputy Browne (Carlow-Kilkenny) – the delay in dealing with applications for pre-1953 pensions; (11) Deputy Hayes – the need to introduce a special package of measures at the earliest possible time to help schools in disadvantaged areas keep and attract teachers; (12) Deputy Dukes – the time restrictions applying to intra-farm and inter-farm movements of livestock under current foot and mouth disease precautions; (13) Deputy Healy – the need to give priority investment and job creation status to south Tipperary and to address the further fall in incomes in the county identified in recent CSO data; (14) Deputy McGrath – the difficulties in recruiting part-time firemen, particularly in rural areas, and the need to change the age limits for entry to and retirement from the service; (15) Deputy Stanton – the imminent sale of the assets of the Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited ; (16) Deputy Jim Mitchell – the waiting lists for orthodontic dental treatment in the Dublin area which is effectively leading to a breakdown in the service; (17) Deputy McManus – the ongoing difficulties at St. Colmcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, arising from the action taken by nursing staff in withdrawing out-of-hours cover for operating theatres; (18) Deputy Flanagan – the need to resolve the matter of FÁS school [608] caretakers and assistants having their contracts exhausted leaving many schools without appropriate services; (19) Deputy Olivia Mitchell – the Government's attitude to, and plans for changes in its road tolling policy and (20) Deputy Enright – the need to revise guidelines and regulations governing the erection of telecommunications masts and antennae in residential areas.

The matters raised by Deputies Jim Mitchell, McManus, McGuinness and Olivia Mitchell have been selected for discussion.