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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 5 Nov 1997

Vol. 482 No. 4

Adjournment Debate Matters.

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 Lawlor - the proposals for a £27 million educational complex at Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, put forward by the National College of Industrial Relations being planned by the Higher Education Authority in the context of the urgent need for a site to accommodate the Blanchardstown Regional Technical College project already sanctioned; (2) Deputy Noel Ahern — the assistance offered or available to teachers in community schools who take a year off to acquire further qualifications; (3) Deputy Owen — the urgent need to retain a teacher in John Paul II, national school, Malahide, who has been in that position since the beginning of September 1997; (4) Deputy Durkan - the urgent need to accelerate the development programme for Naas hospital, County Kildare, in view of the increasing demand for facilities; (5) Deputy Perry - the need to commence the tax designated programme at Sligo's north-west airport, which has 50 acres ready to go ahead; (6) Deputy Neville - the extension of the urban renewal scheme to Rathkeale, County Limerick; (7) Deputy Deenihan - the crisis in the dental treatment services scheme and the hardship resulting for several patients particularly in the Kerry area; (8) Deputy Keaveney - the concerns of local residents about the siting of a mobile phone mast in a highly residential area within Moville, County Donegal; (9) Deputies Penrose and McGrath - the drainage works undertaken recently in the Rathowen area, County Westmeath and the effect it will have on Lough Glen and surrounding wetlands.

The matters raised by Deputies Penrose and McGrath, Perry, Durkan and Deenihan have been selected for discussion.