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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006

Vol. 629 No. 4

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 Breeda Moynihan-Cronin — the ownership of the lands attached to St. Finan's Psychiatric Hospital in Killarney when the hospital is closed; (2) Deputy Pat Breen — the need to appoint an expert group to fast-track the selection process and the installation of a permanent water filtration system plan for Ennis, County Clare; (3) Deputy Costello — the need for the Minister to introduce a national out-of-hours rota system for pharmacies; (4) Deputy Cowley — to ask the Minister if he will provide a national waste waiver scheme for Mayo low-income households, which would be administered through the social welfare scheme, in view of the disgraceful ten working days' notice given to Mayo people of the cessation of the local authority-provided refuse collection system with no provision for a waiver for older and impoverished people; (5) Deputy Sargent — that the Minister withhold a percentage of the aid package earmarked for Greencore until Greencore complies with the Labour Court's recommendation to pay the 145 families of former Greencore workers their due entitlement as part of the social aspect of the plan to end sugar protection in Ireland, given the amount due to workers beyond what Greencore has offered is €3.4 million, in light of the fact that Greencore's profits amounted to €98 million last year and in light of the recommendation of the European Commission that the Minister take this course of action; (6) Deputy Upton — the need to address the waiting list for assessment and treatment of arthritis sufferers in the Dublin area; (7) Deputy Hayes — to ask the Minister why women are waiting up to and often over six months to receive the results of cervical smear tests and what measures are being undertaken to remedy this unacceptable waiting period; (8) Deputy Broughan — the urgent need for the Minister to respond to the memorandum submitted by the Stardust victims and relatives committee requesting the urgent establishment of a new commission of inquiry into the Stardust disaster where 48 young people tragically lost their lives and in light of the 25 year struggle of the Stardust relatives and survivors for justice and closure; (9) Deputy Deenihan — the public waiting times for psychological assessment for children in Kerry; and (10) Deputy Finneran — the need for emergency funds for Roscommon County Council following the flooding in the southern part of the county.

The matters raised by Deputies Moynihan-Cronin, Upton, Deenihan and Finneran have been selected for discussion.