Dáil Éireann - Volume 662 - 07 October, 2008
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 Paul Connaughton — the designation of boglands under the EU habitats directive and the cessation of turf cutting on those bogs; (2) Deputy Simon Coveney — the debt and ongoing operation of Cork Airport; (3) Deputy Alan Shatter — the provision of a permanent school building for Holy Trinity national school, Glencairn, Leopardstown, Dublin 18; (4) Deputy Dan Neville — the flooding of Newcastle West and surrounding areas on 1 August 2008; (5) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the recent sinking of the Asgard II and the possibility of replacing it as the national sail training ship with the Jeanie Johnston; (6) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to fund the Irish Family Planning Association adequately in order that it is able to provide a full range of services; (7) Deputy John O’Mahony — the withdrawal of the visiting teacher for children who are visually impaired in County Mayo; (8) Deputy Deirdre Clune — the need to provide school accommodation for local children in Ballygarvan, County Cork, who have been refused a place for September 2009; (9) Deputy Michael McGrath — that the HSE would prioritise the provision of a dedicated unit at Cork University Hospital for the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients; (10) Deputy Pádraic McCormack — the payment of bonuses to senior management of the Health Service Executive; (11) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide an update on commencement date for the new school building at Forgney national school, County Longford, which is urgently required to replace the 40 year old prefab structure and which was approved two years ago in November 2006 in an announcement of a new building programme by the then Minister for Education and Science, under which 72 primary schools nationwide were allocated funding; (12) Deputy Kieran O’Donnell — to ask the Minister for Transport to request the CEO of Aer Lingus, Mr. Dermot Mannion, and the board of Aer Lingus to engage in meaningful negotiations with the workers of Aer Lingus at Shannon to help secure employment and sustainable transatlantic service from Shannon Airport and that these negotiations take place over a reasonable period of time, to extend beyond 30 November, as indicated by Aer Lingus management; and (13) Deputy Martin Ferris — to ensure the maintenance and upgrading of current therapy, respite and residential services for people with intellectual disabilities.
The matters raised by Deputies McCormack, Coveney, Connaughton and Shatter have been selected for discussion.
Dáil Éireann 662 Adjournment Debate Matters.