Dáil Éireann - Volume 672 - 28 January, 2009
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 Leo Varadkar — noting that a commitment was given to provide a primary care centre in Corduff, Dublin 15 in the HSE capital programme and that little progress has been made to date, Dáil Eireann calls on the Minister for Health and Children to make a report to the house on the project and to use her influence to ensure that it proceeds; (2) Deputy Frank Feighan — to ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform for up to date information regarding the remand centre in Castlerea; to outline when will this centre be completed and how many staff will be employed there; and if he will he make a statement on the matter; (3) Deputy Joe McHugh — to discuss two matters relating to a ferry service in the north west, the Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly ferry services; the view of the Northern Ireland Executive that the Greencastle, County Donegal, to Gilliagan, County Derry, ferry service is an international crossing; and the need for the North-South Ministerial Council to allocate joint funding to the north Atlantic passage initiative in order to secure ferry services on Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly; (4) Deputy Simon Coveney — to ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to outline in detail why promised Government funding to support the State’s ocean energy programme has not been forthcoming to date and to make a clear statement on what funding will be available this year, and where that funding will be targeted, in order to actively support the growth and development of the ocean energy sector; (5) Deputies Tom Hayes and John O’Mahony and Seymour Crawford and Michael Creed — the payment of grants under the farm waste management scheme; (6) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline what plans are to be put in place to reduce the waiting time for psychological assessment for children with suspected autism in Clare; (7) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure that after a wait of 12 years a full complement of appropriate services for secondary care facilities is provided under phase 2B of Longford-Westmeath Hospital, Mullingar, County Westmeath, to ensure patient safety and best possible outcomes; (8) Deputy Finian McGrath — funding for the new centre for St. Joseph’s for the Visually Impaired, Drumcondra, Dublin 9; (9) Deputy Ulick Burke — to ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Deputy Mary Coughlan, to indicate her plans for FÁS apprentices who have been made redun dant by their sponsors and who cannot find an alternative placement in the current climate; (10) Deputy Paul Connaughton — the cessation of turf cutting on raised bogs; (11) Deputies Joe Carey, Noel J. Coonan and Pat Breen — the reorganisation of accident and emergency services by the Health Service Executive in the mid-west area; (12) Deputy Tom Sheahan — to ask the Minister for Health and Children to explain the decision to close the Rowen unit in St. Columbanus Home, with the loss of 21 beds for male patients in Kerry’s premier geriatric nursing home and to make a statement on the matter; and (13) Deputy Thomas McEllistrim — to call on the Minister for Education and Science to establish a support system of laboratory technicians for secondary schools and to introduce this on a pilot basis in the towns of Tralee, Listowel and Abbeyfeale of North Kerry and West Limerick.
The matters raised by the following Deputies have been selected for discussion: Deputies Joe Carey, Noel J. Coonan and Pat Breen; Tom Hayes, John O’Mahony, Seymour Crawford and Michael Creed; and Paul Connaughton.
Dáil Éireann 672 Adjournment Debate Matters.