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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 8 Mar 2000

Vol. 516 No. 1

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 Coveney – the need to allocate the bulk of foresight programme funding to existing research centres in the area of microelectronics and IT; (2) Deputy Deenihan – the urgent need for immediate resources to reduce the waiting list of 4,500 patients at Tralee General Hospital; (3) Deputy Timmins – the plans for the Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; (4) 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; (5) Deputy Perry – the need for funding to be made available to Kilmactranny national school, Boyle, County Sligo, for structural and school ground improvements; (6) Deputy Ring – the need for and timing of an extension for a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo; (7) Deputy O'Shea – the deteriorating situation in relation to archaeological referrals at Dúchas; (8) Deputy Wall – the latest developments on the White Paper on Defence; (9) Deputy Seán Ryan – the case for an improved Aer Lingus/Aer Rianta pension scheme; (10) Deputy McManus – the alleged failure of Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin, to report the death of a child at the hospital on 18 June 1985; (11) Deputy Broughan – the urgent need to provide compensation for the fishermen of Howth and their families and (12) Deputy O'Sullivan – the need to allocate extra funding to the health boards so that home helps can be paid the proposed minimum wage without delay. The matters raised by Deputies Broughan, Seán Ryan, Deenihan and Timmins have been selected for discussion.