Adjournment Debate Matters

I wish to advise 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 David Cullinane - the need for the Minister for Health to outline why University Hospital Waterford spent more than €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; (2) Deputy Joe Carey - the need to protect employment at the Roche Ireland plant in Clarecastle, County Clare; (3) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - the urgent need for the HSE to expedite the appointment of a paediatrics diabetic specialist at University Hospital Galway; (4) Deputy Declan Breathnach - the need for the passport office to inform the public of the requirement for new applicants to provide a public services card; (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) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need for a new school to accommodate St. Francis special school on the Borris Road in Portlaoise in County Laois; (7) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - matters relating to the Health Service Executive in the midlands; (8) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Seamus Healy - the closure of Suir Pharma Ireland Limited in Clonmel in County Tipperary and the need to save the 120 jobs or to secure a replacement industry; (9) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - the humanitarian refugee crisis in Europe and the need for Ireland to lead the way in providing assistance, particularly for unaccompanied minors; and (10) Deputy Pat Casey - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport about the adoption of the transport strategy for the greater Dublin area 2016-35.

The matters raised by Deputies Declan Breathnach, Pat Casey, Mattie McGrath and Seamus Healy and Joe Carey have been selected for discussion.