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 Michael Ring — when a chief dental officer will be appointed in the Department of Health and Children, when the former chief dental officer left and when the Department will advertise to have that position filled; (2) Deputy Tom Hayes — the appointment of audiologists in the south-east region; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd — the urgent actions necessary as a result of the tragic death of Kate Moyles, the young mother who lost her life in a multi-car pile-up that occurred in terrible driving conditions on the M7 motorway in Kildare last March, and the urgent need for permanent overhead signs to be constructed on all major roads to warn motorists of serious accidents or dangerous conditions ahead; (4) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the need to address the decision of the HSE to withdraw funding for new bed facilities at the Hamilton Park Nursing Home in Balrothery, Balbriggan, on 3 October last where citizens, including a senior constituent who is a stroke patient and currently in the National Rehabilitation Hospital, have been arbitrarily deprived of much-needed care and treatment; (5) Deputy Kathleen Lynch — the NCIP community child care subvention scheme; (6) Deputy Paul Connaughton — the increase in the number of burglaries in rural areas in County Galway; (7) Deputy Joe Costello — the need to provide permanent accommodation for Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra, Dublin 7; (8) Deputy Seán Sherlock — the delay by the HSE in intervening to allow a number of people access to vital services at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children and, in particular, to examine the policy that prevents a 12 year old girl from accessing hospital care to allow her to undergo a vital operation, given that she has been waiting for over six months; (9) Deputy Leo Varadkar — the recent announcement by Fingal County Council that 13 sites for new schools will be acquired in Fingal for the provision of new schools under the accelerated school building programme in order to allow these schools to be up and running by September 2008; (10) Deputy Deirdre Clune — the level of services for those suffering from eating disorders; (11) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the need to intervene immediately to ensure that all the required resources are made available to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire which has been unable to admit patients due to the HSE freeze on community care packages which prevents the hospital from discharging patients, with very serious consequences for many patients requiring rehabilitation; and (12) Deputy David Stanton — the need to provide second level school places in Midleton as a matter of urgency given that schools may not be able to provide enough places to meet demand in September 2008 leaving them with no option but to turn away students.

The matters raised by Deputies Tom Hayes, Kathleen Lynch, Deirdre Clune and Paul Connaughton have been selected for discussion.