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 Ring – the need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to rescind the decision to decrease funding under the DÍON programme to welfare groups in the United Kingdom that assist Irish emigrants; (2) Deputy Cowley – to ask if the Minister for Education and Science is aware of the dangerous condition of the prefab building at Mulranny school in County Mayo which is 19 years old, is beyond repair and is in a dangerous condition, and if he is aware of major structural cracks in the school building and foundation subsidence in the boiler house; (3) Deputy Crawford – the need for the Minister for Health and Children to provide funding immediately to make sure that the disabled and handicapped will have their home help, home carers and other necessary services restored to them in the North-Eastern Health Board area, especially in Cavan-Monaghan; (4) Deputy Seán Ryan – the threat to the future of the School of Music arising from proposals that will effectively mean the end of the junior section of the school and a reduction in the overall enrolment levels by 600; (5) Deputy Lynch – the lack of respite places for the elderly in the Southern Health Board area; and (6) Deputy Upton – the need for the Minister for Education and Science to give priority to the long-promised primary school for Cherry Orchard.

The matters raised by Deputies Ring, Cowley, Seán Ryan and Crawford have been selected for discussion.