Adjournment Debate Matters

I wish to advice the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 23(3) and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the need for the Minister for Health to immediately publish the capacity review of the HSE national ambulance service; (2) Deputy David Cullinane - to ask the Minister for Health to outline why University Hospital Waterford spent over €20 million on agency staff from 2011-15, if he recognises that this is a consequence of underfunding of our acute hospital network and to outline what plans he has to increase staff capacity in our public hospitals; (3) Deputy Brian Stanley - to raise with the Minister for Education and Skills the urgent need for a new school to accommodate St. Francis special school on the site that has been provided by the parish at Borris Road, Portlaoise; (4) Deputy Gerry Adams - the need to meet obligations on housing rights for Travellers, given breaches highlighted by the European Committee of Social Rights; (5) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the urgent need for the Minister for Health to provide full local day services for young school leavers on the autistic spectrum in Dublin Bay North and Fingal; (6) Deputies Barry Cowen and Carol Nolan - the provision of therapy services for children with disabilities in County Laois and in County Offaly; (7) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - the O'Higgins commission and the position of the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána; (8) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the need to discuss the implications for fishermen of SI No. 125 of 2016, the European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2016; (9) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the need to introduce supervised injecting facilities for persons with drug problems; (10) Deputies Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry - the industrial dispute between Luas tram drivers and the operators of the Luas service, Transdev; and (11) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to explain the current position with the securing of a site for St. Peter's Church of Ireland primary school in Dunboyne, which has been waiting for a permanent home for many years and is one of very few schools to be established under Church of Ireland patronage since the foundation of the State.

The matters raised by Deputies Gerry Adams, Barry Cowen and Carol Nolan, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace, and Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry have been selected for discussion.