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 the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Mary O'Rourke — the situation in which standards of quality care are imposed on public hospitals but not on private hospitals; (2) Deputy Seymour Crawford — the urgent matter regarding the restructuring of Monaghan General Hospital, that is, that while they are reopening 52 new beds this week they are reducing the overall number of beds by at least 20, which means there will only be 52 main beds as against 140 only a few years ago; and the ENT service guaranteed only two weeks before the election has now been discontinued; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the need to establish a ministerial task force to carry out a traceability audit of all building sites allegedly supplied with defective stone infill by a quarry group; (4) Deputy Brian O'Shea — the unsatisfactory nature of the reply to parliamentary Question No. 1132 of 26 September 2007; (5) Deputy Pat Rabbitte — the absence of general practitioner services for 6,500 people in Fettercairn, Tallaght, Dublin 24; (6) Deputy Martin Ferris — the urgent need for a sexual assault treatment unit in Kerry General Hospital; (7) Deputy Niall Collins — the need to provide a regular bus service between Ardah, Carrickerry, Athea, Moyvane and Listowel; (8) Deputy Simon Coveney — the position regarding the opening of the newly built accident and emergency department at Mercy Hospital, Cork; (9) Deputy Willie Penrose — to indicate comprehensively why an application (details supplied) for funding in the sum of €484,000 under the summer works scheme 2007 was refused by the Department despite the fact that there is an urgent need for additional classrooms, office, general purpose room and resource rooms, and if she will indicate why this school, which is classified as disadvantaged, but with no concessionary posts, was not allocated the funding sought, and if she will make a statement on the matter; and (10) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell — the need for 100 extra gardaí recommended under the Fitzgerald report to be given urgent priority.

The matters raised by Deputies Mary O'Rourke, Pat Rabbitte, Simon Coveney and Kieran O'Donnell have been selected for discussion.