Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 12 February, 2009
Adjournment Debate Matters.
An Ceann Comhairle An Ceann Comhairle
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 Pat Breen — the need to sanction an extension in respect of Barefield national school, County Clare; (2) Deputy Seán Barrett — the impact of the Smarter Travel action plan on the south County Dublin area; (3) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the threatened discontinuation of the contracts of 101 REPS planned by Teagasc resulting in job losses and a slowdown in investigating plans under the REPS 4 scheme; (4) 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; (5) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan — the disqualification of part-time fire fighters from entitlement to jobseeker’s allowance; (6) Deputy Phil Hogan — the closure of Smithwick’s  Brewery, Kilkenny; (7) Deputy Mary Upton — the recent cuts announced by the Minister for Education and Science in special teacher support, and the reason these cuts have been targeted at Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, especially; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make an urgent statement to the House on the accelerating jobs crisis in north and west Dublin given the appalling reported loss today of 1,200 jobs at the key aircraft maintenance company at Dublin Airport, SR Technics; if she will outline what initiatives the Government and all relevant agencies such as the IDA took to try to prevent these massive jobs losses and if she will also fully report on what measures the Government intends to provide in terms of support and re-training initiatives for the 1,200 workers and their families; and if she will make a statement on the matter; and (9) Deputy Brian O’Shea — the need to prevent the closure of St Brigid’s ward at St. Patrick’s geriatric hospital, Waterford.
The matters raised by Deputies Hogan, O’Shea, Barrett and Durkan have been selected for discussion.
Dáil Éireann 674 Adjournment Debate Matters.