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 Murphy —the reason for the delays in giving the go-ahead to build a national school at Aghina, Macroom, County Cork; (2) Deputy Hayes —the difficulty experienced by aspiring job applicants, especially in the education and social care areas, in obtaining character clearance certificates at local Garda Síochána level and if the Minister would indicate what measures he proposes to introduce to resolve this most unsatisfactory situation; (3) Deputy Sargent —the report of the Minister for Education and Science on his visit to Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, and the actions the Minister now proposes to take in addressing the wholly inadequate opportunities for PE and sport at this fast-growing school of 1,027 students in this European Year for Education Through Sport; (4) Deputy Sean Ryan —the alleged abuse of the scheme of community support for older people by certain commercial groups who are using community-based organisations as a cover to breach the guidelines to become the dominant suppliers and/or installers throughout the country; (5) Deputy Michael Higgins —the importance of enabling the residential beds at the Galway Hospice to be reopened; (6) Deputy Neville —the situation which has developed at Galway Hospice and the need to publish in full the independent report into the difficulties experienced in the hospice; and (7) Deputies Eamon Ryan and Cuffe —the reasons for the instruction to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to rezone additional green belt land for housing as part of their new development plan.

The matters raised by Deputies Murphy, Michael Higgins, Neville and Eamon Ryan and Cuffe have been selected for discussion.