Dáil Éireann - Volume 593 - 25 November, 2004

Adjournment Debate Matters.

  An Ceann Comhairle: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 Cowley — to ask why sanction has not been given to a sports hall for a school in County Mayo (details supplied) which is on the priority list given that 11 other projects have been brought forward ahead of it even though it has been sought for 25 years; (2) Deputy McGinley — the serious law and order situation in Donegal where elderly people are regularly attacked in their homes and younger people are on the streets; (3) Deputy Burton — the spate of recent shootings in west Dublin and the need for com[866] munity policing in the west Dublin area; (4) Deputy Lynch — the urgent need for Aer Lingus to resume its cargo and courier operations due to the devastating effect the suspension of these services is having on Irish businesses; (5) Deputy Ring — to ask the Minister when the application for funding for a school in County Mayo (details supplied) was first received in her Department; the current position; if funding will be provided this year; and when this matter will proceed to tender and construction stage; (6) Deputy Coveney — to ask the Minister to outline the Government’s response to the announced result in the Ukrainian presidential elections; (7) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister to reconfigure the planned spending programme under his departmental Estimates to increase the inadequate allocation for the rural transport initiative which provides a vital social and economic service to communities; (8) Deputy Durkan — the urgent issue relating to reduction of rent supplement in the case of a person (details supplied) forced to leave his accommodation owing to his inability to meet the balance of rent due each month; and whether the Minister will recognise the urgent and pressing housing issues faced by such persons given that no accommodation is available at the rate currently supported by the Department of Social and Family Affairs through the South Western Area Health Board; (9) Deputy Hoctor — that the Minister clarify the Department’s policy with regard to the provision of set-down and car parking facilities outside national schools (details supplied); (10) Deputy Cuffe — that action be taken by the Government to acquire the Bewleys cafés and ensure their continued contribution to the social, economic and cultural life of the capital.

The matters raised by Deputies Coveney, McGinley, Burton and Hoctor have been selected for discussion.