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 Ó Fearghaíl — the need to expedite the delivery of affordable housing at Magee Barracks, Kildare; (2) Deputy Ferris — the urgent need to discuss recent job losses in County Kerry; (3) Deputy Durkan — the circumstances whereby a prisoner serving a long-term sentence was shot while on temporary release, whether there are any other prisoners serving similar sentences who are currently on temporary or other form of release; (4) Deputy Gormley — the announcement by the Sisters of the Holy Faith that St. Mary's girls school, Haddington Road, is to close, the effect this will have on the Dublin South-East constituency which has a growing population and yet insufficient girls' secondary schools, and the need for the Department of Education and Science to take all necessary steps to ensure the school remains open; (5) Deputy Finian McGrath — the drugs crisis on the north side of Dublin and the need for urgent action; (6) Deputy Crawford — the reason Castleblayney College, Ballybay College or the Collegiate School, Monaghan, failed to meet the criteria to benefit from the school building funding; (7) Deputy Wall — the current overcrowding at Naas Hospital and the need for the reopening of the respite and assessment unit at St. Vincent's Hospital, Athy, to relieve the pressure at Naas; (8) Deputy Boyle — to ask the Minister to outline the logic behind the closure of Fort Mitchel Prison on Spike Island; (9) Deputy Olivia Mitchell — to ask the Minister what plans he has to avert the total collapse of the health service resulting from the commencement of enterprise liability while the issue of historic claims is unresolved, and to outline what efforts he is now making to reach a compromise with the MDU; (10) Deputy Costello — the reason letters have issued to jobs initiative workers terminating their contracts from 2 April 2004; (11) Deputy Neville — mental illness in older people; (12) Deputy Harkin — the proposed closure of Loughan House, Blacklion, County Cavan, and what, if any, arrangements have been put in place regarding the transfer of staff and the transfer of prisoners; (13) Deputy Hayes — the need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to address the growing concerns about further job losses in County Tipperary with 66 jobs to be lost at Sram Ireland in Carrick-on-Suir and 50 job losses at Continental Promotions in Tipperary town, the urgent need to attract industry to both areas and the need for the Minister to address this very significant job loss for the people of south Tipperary; and (14) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to act decisively to ensure the reopening of the maternity unit at Monaghan General Hospital following the birth at 5 a.m. on 11 February of a child in yet another roadside delivery en route from Monaghan to Cavan General Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Costello,Ó Fearghaíl, Crawford and Finian McGrath have been selected for discussion and will be taken at the conclusion of business.