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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 7 Jul 2004

Vol. 588 No. 6

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 Finneran — the need for the Minister to review upwards the reference prices compiled by the Department of Agriculture and Food on the live valuation for suckler cows under the disease eradication scheme; (2) Deputy Michael Moynihan — the need for an update from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on the progress of the application of a housing association (details supplied) for funding under the capital assistance scheme; (3) Deputy Mulcahy — the need for the Minister to take urgent action to ensure that fully accessible buses are provided by Dublin Bus for mobility impaired customers; (4) Deputy Healy — the urgent need for the Minister to intervene to arrange for the admission of a very seriously ill infant (details supplied) to a national paediatric centre; (5) Deputy Boyle — that the Minister instigate immediate action to have removed large amounts of polluting materials being retained on Haulbowline Island, County Cork; (6) Deputy Eamon Ryan — whether an application has been made for the funding of a new pool in a centre (details supplied); (7) Deputy Gogarty — the need for the Government to protect the Clondalkin round tower by purchasing the site; (8) Deputy Costello — the need for the Minister to take all necessary steps to ensure that the unauthorised development at 1/2 Millbourne Avenue, Dublin 9, the former home of James Joyce, is stopped forthwith; (9) Deputy Neville — the reduction in the percentage allocation of the mental health services from 10.7% in 1990 to 6.69% in 2004; (10) Deputy Cowley — to ask the Minister if he is considering reform of the BCI and whether he agrees that steps should be taken to ensure a proper appeal system is in place to BCI decisions; (11) Deputy Upton — the need for legislation to ensure that high-tech packaging aimed at extending the shelf-life of food products does not pose a health risk to consumers; (12) Deputy Durkan — the failure of the Minister to provide the necessary funding to enable Naas, James Connolly and Peamount hospitals to provide the services needed and intended in the community; (13) Deputy Pat Breen — why Kilrush, County Clare has not been identified in the first round of towns under the broadband action plan for 2005.

The matters raised by Deputies Upton,Finneran, Cowley and Durkan have been selected for discussion.