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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007

Vol. 636 No. 2

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 Ring — the progress on the provision of funding towards new facilities for a primary school in County Mayo; (2) Deputy Cassidy — the need to make funding available as a matter of urgency for extension and refurbishment of a school in County Westmeath; (3) Deputy O'Dowd — the need to increase the number of midwives employed at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to reduce the ratio of births to midwives; (4) Deputy Burton — the need to address the crisis of school places at primary level in Dublin 15 (details supplied); (5) Deputy McHugh — the need to outline the plans to appoint two full-time visiting teachers for the deaf to schools in Galway and the plans to appoint an audiologist to cover the Galway region; (6) Deputy Breeda Moynihan-Cronin — the reason for the delay in sanctioning the extension to Kenmare Community Hospital, Kenmare, County Kerry; (7) Deputy Michael D. Higgins — the need to take such measures as will immediately lead to meeting the needs of hearing impaired children in the Galway area; (8) Deputy Boyle — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to state whether she believes that the policies adopted regarding the detection, public information and ongoing support on tuberculosis, TB, are adequate; (9) Deputy Eamon Ryan — given the imminent clear-felling of 20 hectares of trees in Ballyedmund Duff in south Dublin, the need for the Minister for Agriculture and Food to outline any plans she has to extend the remit of Coillte to include the protection and development of the recreational and aesthetic value of Irish forests, and the budgetary changes she intends to make to support the agency's new functions; (10) Deputy Broughan — the urgent need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to finalise arrangements for facilitating an investigation by an eminent legal person into the tragic fire at the Stardust, Artane, Dublin 5, in 1981, which took 48 young lives; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (11) Deputy Costello — to ensure that St. John Bosco primary school, Navan Road, Dublin 7, does not lose one of its teachers for the coming school year, resulting in class sizes exceeding 30 in the school; (12) Deputy Crawford — to initiate a full investigation into the difficulties being experienced by the recipients of water through Veolia Water Ireland Limited in both Cavan and Monaghan and further to investigate the possibility of providing proper facilities so that this issue or the more recent problems in Galway could be dealt with; and (13) Deputy Deenihan — the urgent matter of the need to acquire the necessary funding to provide a new bridge at Ballinagare, Lixnaw, County Kerry, following its recent collapse.

The matters raised by Deputies Ring, Cassidy, McHugh and Michael D. Higgins have been selected for discussion.