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 Tom Sheahan — the reason for the delay in the payments of REPs to farmers in County Kerry; (2) Deputy Paul Kehoe — the need to make emergency funding available to repair roads in County Wexford damaged by severe weather conditions; (3) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell — to call on the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, in light of the 50% cut in the budget of Operation Anvil, to set out what measures he has put in place to ensure the necessary resources are provided to the Garda in Limerick to continue combatting gangland crime; (4) Deputy Pearse Doherty — the need for the Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Mary Harney, to intervene to ensure that adequate radiotherapy facilities are provided for patients in the north west in light of the recent statement by her northern counterpart Minister Michael McGimpsey that the northwest radiotherapy centre will not proceed as was originally planned; (5) Deputy Joe McHugh — the methodology used by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for apportioning boarfish quota to fishermen in 2011; (6) Deputy Mattie McGrath — the need to provide an update on the Fethard and Burncourt rural water scheme in County Tipperary; (7) Deputy Paul Connaughton — to seek clarification on the exact position bog cutters find themselves in under the EU Habitats directive on the 32 raised bogs where turf cutting for domestic purposes has been stopped; and if the Minister will state, given the perilous state of the country's finances if turf cutters will be allowed to cut their own supply of turf this year, particularly in light of the ever escalating price of home heating oil; (8) Deputy Deirdre Clune — the need to upgrade water infrastructure in the Cork area; (9) Deputy David Stanton — to ask the Minister for Defence, in light of the evolving political situation in Lebanon, the force protection measures he intends to put in place to enhance the safety of our Defence Forces contingent which will travel there later in the year; and to ask him to make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan — the ongoing and escalating industrial dispute between Aer Lingus and its aircraft cabin crews which has resulted in dismissals, cancellation of flights, annoyance, stress and disappointment to passengers in a vital transport sector at a time of economic sensitivity; and I call on the Minister for Transport to immediately intervene by way of appointing a suitable arbitrator with a view to early and amicable resolution at this crucial time for the economy, Aer Lingus and its staff; (11) Deputy John O'Mahony — the implications for Ireland West Airport, Knock resulting from the value for money report by the Department of Transport and the ending of the PSO for the Knock-Dublin route; (12) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Transport to seek industrial relations mediation in the Aer Lingus dispute; (13) Deputy Lucinda Creighton — the withdrawal of section 23 tax relief; (14) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the urgent need to provide an extension to Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee, County Kerry to replace existing prefabs and to provide places for a long waiting list for entry to the school; and (15) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — that the Minister for Transport would urgently report to Dáil Éireann on what steps he is taking as a key shareholder in Aer Lingus to address all outstanding IR issues and if he is utilising all the industrial relations machinery of the State to achieve an urgent resolution of the current IR dispute at Aer Lingus, and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Kehoe, Mattie McGrath, Deirdre Clune and Tom Sheahan have been selected for discussion.