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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 31 Mar 1992

Vol. 417 No. 9

Adjournment Debate Matters.

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given to me under Standing Order 20 (3) (a) and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Lee — the current controversy of the delay in providing coronary artery bypass surgery; (2) Deputy Bell — the provision of an extension to St. Oliver's community college in Drogheda and when sanction will be given; (3) Deputy Gerry O'Sullivan — the serious situation, as outlined recently by the State solicitor in Cork, regarding the availability of drugs and the threat to young people in the Munster area; (4) Deputy Durkan — the recent announcement by Bord na Móna of their intentions to close their briquette manufacturing plant at Lullymore, County Kildare on 5 June with a loss of 109 permanent jobs plus seasonal and ancillary employment; (5) Deputy Callely — the new evidence and dismissal of a neuro-surgeon yesterday, and the continuing controversy in relation to the neuro-surgery department at Beaumont Hospital; (6) Deputy Garland — the failure by the Minister for Health to deal adequately with the serious situation arising due to the thinning of the ozone layer with the consequent risk of increasing skin cancer; (7) Deputy Deenihan — the major problems facing many Irish groups involved in providing emigration services in the US following the withdrawal of funding by the Irish Government for 1992; (8) Deputy Deasy — the need for direct funding for the Sacred Heart unit for handicapped children in Waterford in view of the large waiting list and the restricted funding available to the South Eastern Health Board; (9) Deputy Gilmore — the subject matter of replies to Questions Nos. 197 and 198 of 10 March 1992 concerning the provision of primary school facilities for children in the Ballyogan estate in County Dublin; (10) Deputy Ryan — the need for additional policing for O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, particularly given the difficulties businesses are experiencing in the area; (11) Deputy Gerard Brady — the important archaeological excavations being conducted in the vicinity of Christ Church, Dublin, and if the Minister for Finance will ensure that no development takes place there until the site is fully surveyed.

I have selected for discussion the matters raised by Deputies Gerard Brady, Bell and Deasy.