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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 19 Jul 2012

Vol. 773 No. 3

Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the issue of the Lagan Brick workers; (2) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the need to provide an update on the discussions in relation to those persons suffering as a result of thalidomide; (3) Deputy Seamus Kirk - concerns about rostering and manpower in the ambulance service in the north east; (4) Deputy Michael Conaghan - the need to progress the housing scheme for residents at Labre Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin; (5) Deputy Tom Fleming - the secondment of corporals and sergeants from the Defence Forces to assist the Garda Síochána; (6) Deputy James Bannon - the need to provide funding in respect of St. Christopher's Services, Longford; (7) Deputies Martin Ferris and John O'Mahony - issues surrounding school transport for post-primary students in north County Kerry and County Mayo; (8) Deputy Joan Collins - the proposals for funding of €250 million in respect of priority new-build projects and the need to extend the deadline for applications to allow Labre Park redevelopment plans by Dublin City Council to be included; (9) Deputy Regina Doherty - continuing reports of the theft of power and telecommunications cables; (10) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - an ga go soléireoidh an tAire an fáth ar cuireadh litir bagartha chuig fostaí de chuid na Roinnne sa bPáirc Náisiúnta i nDún na nGall maidir lena a chuid fostaiochta; (11) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the report of the pyrite panel and its implications for affected households; (12) Deputy Jack Wall - proposed changes in procurement procedures, particularly in the educational sector; (13) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to investigate recent published leaks of personal banking information of individuals by nationalised banks to the media; (14) Deputy Tom Hayes - the need to allow low-income families to apply for the back to school allowance; (15) Deputy Michael Lowry - the failure to reopen a number of short-stay beds at the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, County Tipperary; (16) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to ensure that the analogue spectrum which will become available in the autumn is utilised in a way which maximises return for the State; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the reasons the expert group on abortion will now not finalise its report until late August or even September; (18) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the difficulties caused to the agriculture and food industries by the bad weather and the need for recognition of same and support mechanisms to be put in place; and (19) Deputy John Lyons - the need to examine a youth guarantee to tackle youth unemployment.

The matters raised by Deputies Michelle Mulherin, Jack Wall, Seamus Kirk and Martin Ferris and John O'Mahony have been selected for discussion.