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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008

Vol. 652 No. 3

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) Deputies John O'Mahony and Joe McHugh — the ongoing dispute between the Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the Health Service Executive; (2) Deputy Martin Ferris — the need for a new primary school building at Blennerville, Tralee; (3) Deputy Dinny McGinley — the critical situation in Scoil Mhuire, Stranorlar, County Donegal, due to lack of space, inadequate facilities, overcrowding and the urgent need to replace the school as soon as possible; (4) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the delay in appointing design team consultants for the proposed new school at Blennerville, Tralee, County Kerry; (5) Deputy Denis Naughten — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline her plans for the provision of acute medical and surgical care for the people of Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim and Offaly following the HSE's decision to close the inpatient surgery and accident and emergency departments at Roscommon County Hospital and transfer them to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, on an interim basis; (6) Deputy Dan Neville — funding for A Vision For Change; (7) Deputy Chris Andrews — that the Minister introduces the sale of flats scheme as a matter of urgency and that he gives a timeframe for its introduction and outlines the reasons for its delay; (8) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell — the plans the Minister for Health and Children has in place to resolve the dispute with pharmacists so as to ensure that the public can have access to medicines under all community drug schemes; (9) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister to give the go-ahead for Ballymahon vocational school's refurbishment project to go to tender without further procrastination or reconsideration on her part and if she will make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Joe Costello — the need to update the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 to ensure that multiple sclerosis patients can avail of best treatment under medical prescription; (11) Deputy Leo Varadkar — that the Minister for Foreign Affairs make a statement to the Dáil on the efforts he is making to support the struggle for individual freedom, human rights, press freedom and democracy in the Peoples Republic of China and whether he will use the opportunity of the Olympic Games to increase pressure on the socialist regime; (12) Deputy Willie Penrose — the need for the Minister for Education and Science to ensure progress on the new school building for Athlone Community College, which was given approval for architectural planning in November 2006; (13) Deputy Margaret Conlon — the need to look at patient services and patient safety in Cavan-Monaghan given the publication this week of an interim report on the east transformation programme which will see a reduction in services in Monaghan Hospital; (14) Deputy Charlie O'Connor — the need to ensure that the Health Service Executive continues to fund the hospital in the home service, based in Tallaght; (15) Deputy Rory O'Hanlon — the provision of facilities for post mortem examinations in the north east; (16) Deputy Tom Hayes — the need to maintain the summer works scheme programme; (17) Deputy Tom Sheahan — to confirm that the Minister has sent proposals to Europe designating 5,000 acres by the banks of the Kenmore River, without publicly advertising same, without public consultation with landowners and denying landowners their right to appeal; (18) Deputy Alan Shatter — the closure of respite care services in Leopardstown Park hospital; (19) Deputy Richard Bruton — the designation of the filling in of 52 acres of Dublin Bay as a strategic infrastructure; and (20) Deputy Pat Breen — the exclusion of the air navigation and transport (pre-clearance) Bill from the Government's legislation programme for the summer session 2008 and the urgent need for the Minister for Transport to have the heads of this Bill approved by Government as the delay in proceeding with this project is placing Shannon Airport at a serious disadvantage.

The matters raised by Deputies John O'Mahony and Joe McHugh, Charlie O'Connor, Tom Hayes and Richard Bruton have been selected for discussion