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 Brendan Ryan — the need to reverse the removal of applications for rent supplement from community welfare officers in Balbriggan, Swords and other areas of north Dublin to a central facility; (2) Deputy Dominic Hannigan — the need to clarify the position in relation to the GMS contract and the provision of free blood tests for medical card patients and GP visit card holders; (3) Deputy Noel Harrington — the construction of a relief road for Bantry, County Cork; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin — the unapproved removal of materials containing asbestos from schools and other public buildings; (5) Deputy Martin Ferris — the loss of a special needs assistant at Presentation primary school, Listowel, County Kerry; (6) Deputy Joe Costello — the need to grant recognition and provide a permanent home for Glasnevin Educate Together, Dublin; (7) Deputy Clare Daly — the implications of the KEMA Health and Safety report published last week in relation to the East-West Interconnector in Rush, County Dublin; (8) Deputy Charlie McConalogue — the need to appoint a new full time IDA manager for the north-west region and the maintenance of a full-time IDA office in Letterkenny, County Donegal; (9) Deputy Seán Kyne — the need to review the decision to end automatic entitlement to the non-adjacent grant for mature students.

The matters raised by Deputies Costello, Kyne, Hannigan and McConalogue have been selected for discussion.