Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 04 July, 2007
Adjournment Debate Matters.
An Leas-Cheann Comhairle An Leas-Cheann Comhairle
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 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Brian Hayes — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to make a statement on the matter of childhood immunisation,  in particular the introduction of the Prevenar vaccine, which prevents life threatening illnesses such as pneumococcal meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia, on a nationwide basis and when this is likely to happen; (2) Deputy James Bannon — the need to expedite payment to a 77 year old lady, name and address supplied, under a claim to the health repayment scheme in respect of her deceased husband, as she is in extremely poor health and entirely dependent on a non-contributory pension and is relying on this repayment to improve her now poor standard of living; (3) Deputy Olwyn Enright — the investigations to be carried out into the second temporary closure of the Shannonbridge power station; (4) Deputy Ulick Burke — the need to accept the offer of the trustees of Seamount College to allow for the intake of first year students in September 2007 and to proceed rapidly with the purchase of the site so that a replacement school can be provided within the timeframe specified; (5) Deputy Niall Collins — the need to facilitate Bus Éireann in providing a regular daily bus service serving the Limerick west communities of Ardagh, Carrigkerry and Athea and the Kerry north communities of Knockanure and Moyvane, linking to Limerick via Newcastle West and Tralee via Listowel; (6) Deputy Seán Sherlock — the urgent need to ensure Mallow’s development as a hub town under the national spatial strategy as provided for in the national development plan and Transport 21; (7) Deputy Mary White — the urgent need to conduct a feasibility study into making Carlow the first green energy town in Ireland in order to implement the targets set out in the national bio-energy action plan; (8) Deputy Martin Ferris — the compensation package for drift net fishermen; (9) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — the concerns raised by the Dublin Well Woman Centre and others on the sending of Irish cervical smear tests for processing in US laboratories; (10) Deputy Kieran O’Donnell — the need to outline when funding will be put in place for the urgent implementation of the €53 million mid-west tourism and economic development plan prepared by the mid-west regional authority; (11) Deputy Mary O’Rourke — to ask the Minister to explain his role and that of his Department in the deliberations concerning the proposal to build a pipeline to extract water from Lough Ree to supply the Dublin area; (12) Deputy Pat Breen — the need for the HSE to immediately reverse its decision to close the mammography unit at Ennis General Hospital and appoint a consultant radiologist to interpret and report to patients in County Clare; (13) Deputy Dan Neville — services for children and adolescents suffering from eating disorders; (14) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the need to address the fallout from the decision to terminate mammography services at Ennis General Hospital; (15) Deputy David Stanton — the need for the  Minister to examine the situation pertaining in a primary school in County Cork, details supplied, which will have an average class size of over 30 pupils next September and, in light of this examination, to ask the Minister to sanction the appointment of two additional teachers to the school in September; and if she will make a statement on the matter; and (16) Deputy Michael Creed — the reason for the delay in proceeding with the proposed amalgamated national school in Kanturk, County Cork.
The matters raised by Deputies Pat Breen, Timmy Dooley, Kieran O’Donnell and Olwyn Enright have been selected for discussion.
Dáil Éireann 637 Adjournment Debate Matters.