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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 29 Mar 2001

Vol. 533 No. 5

Adjournment Debate Matters.

An Ceann 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 Sargent – the issue of the inadequate construction of crash barriers on our roads and the fact that Ireland is in contravention of EU standard EN 1317 in this regard; (2) Deputy Ó Caoláin – the need for the Government to take further measures to deal with the widespread effects of the foot and mouth crisis, includ ing assistance for those in the agricultural and tourism sectors; (3) Deputy Fitzgerald – the issues raised by the study by the British Food Standards Agency in relation to the extent of BSE infection in Irish cattle and the reports that the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development is investigating the importation in recent weeks of bovine spinal cord in a cargo of beef imported into Northern Ireland; (4) Deputy Neville – the report of the internal inquiry by the Mid-Western Health Board group into the loss of blood and other samples which belonged to a family (details supplied); (5) Deputy Owen – the failure to make progress on providing for the 280 mentally handicapped residents in St. Ita's Hospital, Portrane, given that £13 million was made available for this purpose in 1998; (6) Deputy Perry – the need for a feasibility study to be carried out to establish the prospect of the reopening the Collooney to Claremorris railway line as a working railway line as part of the Sligo to Limerick route; (7) Deputy Crawford – the urgent need for proper treatment facilities to be made available for those suffering from severe alcoholism in all parts of the country but especially the North Eastern Health Board region; (8) Deputy Quinn – the implications for environmental policy of the decision announced by President Bush that the United States will not implement the Kyoto Treaty and the need for the Government to make urgent representations to the United States to comply with its obligations under the treaty; and (9) Deputy Gregory – the concerns of relatives of the victims at the failure to prosecute any person for the murders of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman in March 1997.
The matters raised by Deputies Fitzgerald, Owen, Sargent and Quinn have been selected for discussion.