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 Finian McGrath — the need for a rights-based disability legislation and for urgent action; (2) Deputy Ó Snodaigh — the four murders in the Dublin south-central area which took place within the last month, the most recent of which took place over the weekend, which indicate the urgent need for the Minister to set up a task force to deal specifically with the high incident of drugs-related killings within Dublin south-central which also has the highest murder rate in the State; (3) Deputy Ring — to ask the Minister for Health and Children to instruct the Western Health Board to appoint a medical officer to oversee and re-open the hospice beds in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar, County Mayo, which are presently closed; (4) Deputy McManus — the obligation to reduce the working hours of junior hospital doctors to an average of 58 hours per week by 1 August; (5) Deputy Sargent — to ask the Minister for Education and Science to report on his visit to Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, and indicate the actions he now proposes to take to address the wholly inadequate opportunities for PE and sport at this fast-growing school of 1,027 students in the European Year for Education through Sport; (6) Deputy Eoin Ryan — the statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform that Sinn Féin members from Northern Ireland have been involved in organised criminal activity in Dublin; (7) Deputy Shortall — the urgent need to defer the closure scheduled for this weekend of the ERHA's City Lodge facility until such time as equivalent care services can be assured for the vulnerable homeless children that are currently resident there; (8) Deputy McGinley — an ghéarchéim fostaíochta ar an Eastát Tionscail, Gaoth Dobhair, de bharr 1000 post a cailleadh le cúpla bliain anuas; (9) Deputy Twomey — the possible formation of a port authority for the three ports in the south-east considering the serious detrimental effects this move could have on County Wexford; (10) Deputy Durkan — the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 258 of 2 March 2004; (11) Deputy O'Sullivan — the need for the Minister to intervene to ensure the 54 school children in Limerick who have no second-level school place are accommodated in a school for 2004-05; (12) Deputy Ferris — the possible implications for Kerry Airport of the recent report by DKM on regional airports; (13) Deputies Hayes and Healy — the need for the Minister to address the capping of numbers attending Rathkeevin national school, County Tipperary, and the consequences and hardship which this is causing to many families in the locality; (14) Deputy Morgan — the necessity for the Minister to address the unacceptable situation whereby the town of Drogheda does not have a full postal service because An Post management has initiated unofficial industrial action; the necessity to appoint an industrial relations expert to put a system in place to ensure postal workers are paid their hard earned wages and the necessity for the Minister to investigate how An Post management allowed a situation to develop where residents and businesses in Drogheda must travel to Slane in County Meath and Balbriggan in County Dublin to post their mail; and (15) Deputies Timmins and Deenihan — the plans to assist the live cattle export industry in view of the court decision which has lifted the requirement from Pandoro to transport live animals.

The matters raised by Deputies Timmins and Deenihan, Twomey, McManus and Eoin Ryan have been selected for discussion.