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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2000

Vol. 515 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 Wall – the provision of funding to the hyperactive attention deficit disorder and the attention deficit disorder support groups; (2) Deputy Marian McGennis – the need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to initiate an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a person (details supplied) in London; (3) Deputy Gay Mitchell – the need for new Government policy to deal with drug abusers, thieves and muggers taking over graveyards and discouraging mourners from visiting them; (4) Deputy Perry – the need for funding to be made available to Kilmactranny national school, Boyle, County Sligo, for structural and school ground improvements; (5) Deputy Deenihan – the urgent need for immediate resources to reduce the waiting list of 4,500 patients at Tralee General Hospital; (6) Deputy Ó Caoláin – the need for testing of all schools for radon gas in light of the discovery that 13 schools have high radon levels; (7) Deputy Shatter – the arctic conditions in the Dublin Family Circuit Court and the regular occupation of part of the building by drug abusers; (8) Deputy Upton – the need to devise a programme of food safety training for all prospective workers in the food industry in light of the salmonella outbreak in Louth, Meath and Cavan; (9) Deputy Flood – the urgent need to provide a school attendance officer in the Killinarden area in Tallaght, Dublin 24, in view of the appal ling level of school absenteeism arising in the six schools in the area; (10) Deputy Timmins – the plans for the real tennis court, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; (11) Deputy Howlin – the concern at the hardship being caused by the policy of dispersing asylum seekers throughout the country; (12) Deputy McManus – the need for the Minister for Education and Science to ensure proper accommodation for Scoil Uí Cheidhe, Bray, County Wicklow; (13) Deputy Sheehan – the delay by the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources in announcing the new forestry grants package submitted to Brussels in July 1999; (14) Deputy Flanagan – the future of the peat burning power stations in County Offaly; (15) Deputy Coveney – the need to allocate the bulk of foresight programme funding to existing research centres in the area of microelectronics and IT; and (16) Deputy Creed – the inadequate level of remedial service available to seven primary schools in County Cork (details provided) who share between them the services of one remedial teacher.

The matters raised by Deputies Sheehan, Wall, Gay Mitchell and McManus have been selected for discussion.