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 Jimmy Deenihan — the acquisition of a site for a proposed new Garda station in Tralee, County Kerry; (2) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — the urgent need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to intervene immediately to prevent the closure of the FÁS training centre in Cabra, Dublin, which caters for 450 full-time trainees and apprentices and nearly 250 evening course trainees, especially given the fact there is a large waiting list to get on courses there and more than 450,000 people are on the live register, many of whom are seeking retraining, up-skilling or a change in their employment directions, some of which could be catered for in a fully staffed, properly resourced and repaired FÁS centre in Cabra; (3) Deputy Emmet Stagg — the remediation of 1.1 million tonnes of unauthorised, unspecified waste, at the landfill site at Kerdiffstown, Naas, County Kildare; (4) Deputy Thomas McEllistrim — the potential for developing and nurturing entrepreneurship in schools; (5) Deputy Mattie McGrath — the need for a new Garda station in Clonmel, County Tipperary; (6) Deputy Paul Connaughton — the failure of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and his Department in not paying the correct single farm payment and area based payment to thousands of farmers over the past month, the reason five farmers were not contacted much earlier in the year about alleged mapping errors, given that the applications were in his Department as far back as last April, and if he will state why some farmers received letters outlining problems that did not exist, why it has taken the private company which is re-digitising the maps in question so long to complete the exercise and if the Minister is aware of the large number of farmers who have bank commitments to meet and who are now in grave financial circumstances as a result of this bureaucratic mess; (7) Deputy Martin Ferris — the urgent need for the National Roads Authority to approve a realignment of a dangerous section of the N21 at Barnagh, County Limerick which has claimed the lives of five people so far this year; (8) Deputy Michael Moynihan — issues in funding for an association (details supplied); (9) Deputy John O'Mahony — the urgent need to address the recent job losses in Mayo namely 200 jobs at Baxter Healthcare; (10) Deputy Lucinda Creighton — the National Asset Management Agency's efforts to pursue developers; and (11) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to explain why a teenage girl should suffer and her health deteriorate while essential funding to allow vital spinal surgery is not available, although timely surgical treatment is essential.

The matters raised by Deputies Thomas McEllistrim, Lucinda Creighton, Jimmy Deenihan and Mattie McGrath have been selected for discussion.