Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008

Adjournment Debate Matters.

  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 Ulick Burke — the provision of a new community school in Glenamaddy, County Galway, given that the a site has been acquired, planning obtained, a contractor appointed and bearing in mind the condition of the existing school in the area; (2) Deputy Deirdre Clune — the difficulties schools are experiencing in accessing educational psychologists under the scheme for commissioning psychological assessments; (3) Deputy P. J. Sheehan — the need to restore the Cork to Swansea ferry service; (4) Deputy Tom Sheahan — the need for the Minister to indicate whether mentally handicapped persons and Down’s syndrome sufferers will be included on the list of eligible persons for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers tax concessions scheme (details supplied); (5) Deputy Seán Barrett — to discuss the relocation of St. Brigid’s boys national school, Foxrock on an alternative green field site (details supplied); (6) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — the need to reverse the proposed cut in funding for the speech and language element of the Familiscope service in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; (7) Deputy Pat Breen — the urgent need for the Minister for Health and Children and the HSE to immediately undertake a review of the provision and delivery of a 24/7 first class ambulance service to the people of County Clare with special focus on proposals to improve the delivery of this service to peripheral areas of the county following three recent incidents where no ambulance was available for the birth of three babies; (8) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure that there is full consultation with the organisations representing the elderly on the proposed “fair deal” legislation; (9) Deputy Phil Hogan — the need to provide funding for a new sewerage scheme at Freshford, County Kilkenny; (10) Deputy Paul Connaughton — the proposed new sewerage scheme for Mountbellew, County Galway; (11) Deputy Chris Andrews — that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government introduce the sale of flats scheme as a matter of urgency; and (12) Deputy Charles Flanagan — to ask the Minister for Transport to take action to resolve the ongoing disruption to commuter train services at Portlaoise which has resulted in the repeated cancellation of the 6.30 a.m. Portlaoise to Dublin train in recent days causing hardship to hundreds of commuters.

[523] The matters raised by Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh, P. J. Sheehan, Phil Hogan and Paul Connaughton have been selected for discussion.