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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997

Vol. 478 No. 2

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 Joe Walsh — that necessary improvement works be carried out to Durrus National School, County Cork; (2) Deputy Flaherty — the application from Dublin City University for funding towards the cost of developing sports facilities on the St. Clare lands; (3) Deputy Martin — the need to ensure that the State services intervene in the case of a 15 year old girl who is homeless and without adequate care and whose difficulties were revealed in The Examiner newspaper on Wednesday, 16 April, 1997; (4) Deputy Eoin Ryan — the need to provide the necessary funding to the Barrett Cheshire Home for an extension of their facilities at Herbert Road, Dublin 2; (5) Deputy Briscoe — the need for other EU members to tighten their laws with regard to use of drugs and the action taken by the Irish Government in this regard; (6) Deputy Leonard — the need to develop teleservicing/ telemarketing in Border regions; (7) Deputy Quill — the views of the Minister for the Environment on the proposal by Monsanto to grow genetically engineered sugar beet in Ireland; (8) Deputy Batt O'Keeffe — the immediate need to set up a national surveillance monitoring unit in view of the dramatic increase of MRSA in our acute hospitals; (9) Deputy de Valera — the need to expedite a single site development for Kilrush Community School, County Clare; (10) Deputy Dan Wallace — the critical and life-threatening situation that now exists for cardiac patients in Cork due to a lack of adequate funding for the cardiac unit in Cork University Hospital and (11) Deputy Cowen — the need for the Minister for Health to immediately amend the proposed terms he is offering to the victims of the hepatitis C scandal, as the current proposals refer only to the Finlay Tribunal, resulting in the possible exclusion of haemophiliacs, transfusees and others who will be dealt with under another upcoming tribunal.

The matters raised by the following Deputies have been selected for discussion: Deputies Eoin Ryan, Cowen, de Valera and Leonard.