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 Ferris — the potential threat to the future of the sugar beet industry on foot of the current proposals from the EU Commission; (2) Deputy Seán Ryan — the delay in providing the promised new facilities for people with an intellectual disability accommodated in St. Ita's Hospital, Portrane, County Dublin; (3) Deputy Crawford — the steps the Minister for Health and Children will take to deal with the serious and unacceptable situation with the Cavan-Monaghan Hospital Group; (4) Deputy Durkan — the circumstances alleged in a Sunday newspaper article (details supplied) that a special deal was offered to a particular telecommunications service provider; (5) Deputy Gilmore — the proposed relocation of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, BIM, from Dún Laoghaire to Clonakilty, County Cork; (6) Deputy Kirk — that the Minister for Health and Children clarify the future position in view of recent speculation about North Eastern Health Board lands (details supplied); (7) Deputy Connolly — to discuss the provision of 90% grant aid funding for farmers in Counties Monaghan and Cavan to enable them comply with the EU nitrates directive; (8) Deputy McGuinness — the urgent need to improve the infrastructure and provide funding for the delivery of education to people with autism (details supplied); (9) Deputies Ring, Cooper-Flynn and Cowley — that the Minister immediately visit Westport, County Mayo to discuss the recent job losses there (details supplied) and to indicate the measures that are in place to protect the remaining jobs in the company; (10) Deputy McManus — the restrictions imposed by the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street on admissions during the summer months and the severe difficulties this will create for pregnant mothers; (11) Deputy Stanton — to make emergency funding available to repair damage done to sea defences in theBallymacoda area of east Cork after the recent storm and to carry out works to prevent the flooding of land and roads by the sea on a permanent basis; (12) Deputy Upton — that the medical costs associated with treatment by a person (details supplied) be covered by either the health board or the national treatment purchase fund; and (13) Deputy Morgan — the Minister to address the critical situation at Irish Ferries where workers have been given until this Friday, 5 November, to accept a package which gives 150 workers the option of accepting redundancy or applying for transfer from Wexford to Dublin.

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