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 — the up-to-date position with the proposed new building for a national school in County Mayo (details supplied); (2) Deputy Leo Varadkar — the need to grant recognition to Carpenterstown Educate Together and sanction its establishment in September 2008; (3) Deputy James Bannon — to provide an urgent update on the plans for a realistic transport service for cancer patients in rural areas who are not being adequately provided for in terms of travelling to Dublin or other centres of excellence for treatment despite the Minister's assurance that such provision would be made so that, in effect, these patients are falling between health clinics and the HSE and failing to get funding or compensation for such expenses, not to mention the exhaustion caused by inadequate transport provision; (4) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure there is full consultation with the organisations representing the elderly on the proposed "fair deal" legislation; (5) Deputy Joe Carey — the application of Barefield national school, Ennis, County Clare, for a major extension to the school and that the Minister of Education and Science would allow the project move to tender stage; (6) Deputy P. J. Sheehan — the position regarding the proposed new post-primary community school in Skibbereen, County Cork; (7) Deputy Martin Ferris — hospital services in Kerry; (8) Deputies Terence Flanagan — the need to include a school in Raheny, Dublin 5, immediately in the Department's school building programme; (9) Deputy Seymour Crawford — to discuss the serious implications for County Monaghan now and the rest of the country for the future of the proposal contained in the north east transformation programme of 25 February (details supplied); (10) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd — to ask the Minister for Health and Children to intervene in the case of a seven year old boy who resides near Drogheda and who has a very serious heart condition, who has undergone open heart surgery twice, who is on beta blockers and will need to have further medical procedures and possibly a heart transplant some time in the future and who has been refused a medical card on appeal by the HSE (details supplied); (11) Deputy Michael D. Higgins — the need to allocate funding to support the young mothers in an education project in County Galway; (12) Deputy Richard Bruton — the need for the Minister for Education and Science to address the delay in the provision of a new school building for Springdale national school, Raheny; (13) Deputy Shane McEntee — the deferral of a case relating to the Kentstown, County Meath, bus crash tragedy in 2005 until 2009 because of the lack of court space; (14) Deputy Tom Sheahan — to address the situation regarding Killarney House, whereby this beautiful house is falling into disrepair rapidly since being incorporated into Killarney National Park, a house that is now the responsibility of the Minister, and if he is going to stand by and watch the local authority put a derelict site notice on this once fabulous house; (15) Deputy Tom Hayes — to tackle the number of rural gardaí, raise the number of gardaí on the beat in villages like Fethard, Golden and Dundrum in Tipperary, increase the number of gardaí in the community Garda scheme and on the divisional drugs scheme, as these are useful ways to tackle crime, given that the level of rural crime is rising quickly and it affects the security of people in rural Ireland; and (16) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the need to provide a full-time cardiologist at Kerry General Hospital in view of the very high rate of cardiovascular illness and related illnesses in Kerry.

The matters raised by Deputies Leo Varadkar, P. J. Sheehan, Terence Flanagan and Richard Bruton, and Michael D. Higgins have been selected for discussion.