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 Seán 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; (2) Deputy Brendan Smith — the need to provide additional resources for Cavan General Hospital in light of the recent report on the surgery department; (3) Deputy Durkan — the reply to Question No. 258 of 2 March 2004; (4) Deputy Crawford — the action to be taken following the serious findings in the report regarding the mismanagement of the surgery section in Cavan General Hospital; (5) Deputy Cowley — the reason a person (details supplied) has been on a waiting list for a hip replacement for two and a half years; (6) Deputy O'Sullivan — the need for the Minister to intervene to ensure the 54 schoolchildren in Limerick who have no second level school place are accommodated in a school for 2004-05; (7) Deputies Hayes and Healy — the need for the Minister to address the capping of numbers attending Rathkeevin national school in County Tipperary and the hardship this is causing for many families in the locality; (8) Deputy Ferris — the need to discuss the possible implications for Kerry Airport of the recent report by DKM on regional airports; and (9) Deputy Ring — to ask the Minister for Health and Children to instruct the Western Health Board to appoint a medical officer to oversee and reopen the hospice beds in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar, County Mayo, which are currently closed.

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