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 Mary Alexandra White — the need to bring forward legislation to protect SACs in upland commonage areas in compliance with the habitats directive; (2) Deputy Denis Naughten — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline her plans for the provision of acute medical and surgical care of the people of Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim and Offaly, following the HSE decision to close the inpatient surgery and accident departments at Roscommon County Hospital and transfer them to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, on an interim basis; (3) Deputy Pat Breen — I wish to raise on the Adjournment debate, as a matter of urgency, why a prior commitment for a technical assessment for Quin national school in County Clare has been reneged upon, if the Minister will update me on the reasons for this decision; when he expects this assessment to proceed and if this decision means that all school building projects in County Clare are put on hold; (4) Deputy Martin Ferris — the effect of rising fuel prices on Irish fishermen; (5) Deputy Tom Sheahan — if the Minister will remove section 47 from the Planning and Development Act as I believe there is no place for it in the Act; and if the Minister will make a comprehensive statement on the matter; (6) Deputy Michael McGrath — that the Department of Education and Science would give approval for an extension to Shanbally national school, Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, County Cork; (7) Deputy Joe McHugh — to ask the Minister for Education and Science if he will say why the Department is refusing to make a decision regarding a student (details supplied) and also, despite three letters having been sent seeking clarification, the school has yet to receive any acknowledgement from the Department; (8) Deputy Frank Feighan — to ask the Minister for Education and Science if Ballinamore school will be included in the next batch of schools going to design stage and when is it envisaged this announcement will be made and if the Minister will make a statement on the up-to-date progress of Ballinamore school; (9) Deputies Jan O'Sullivan and Dan Neville — the need to provide capital funding for a school in County Limerick; (10) Deputy Joe Costello — the need to outline the progress to date on the development of the National Children's Hospital; (11) Deputy Thomas McEllistrim — I call on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to establish a special squad in the Garda to deal with anti-social behaviour and public disorder and I strongly urge the Minister to introduce this squad on a pilot basis in Tralee town; and (12) Deputy Charles Flanagan — the school accommodation situation in Portlaoise, County Laois.

The matters raised by Deputies Joe Costello, Charles Flanagan, Jan O'Sullivan and Dan Neville and Mary Alexandra White have been selected for discussion.