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 Nicky McFadden — the use of medication to subdue patients who exhibit challenging behaviour; (2) Deputy James Bannon — the need to restore funding to Lough Ree development co-operative under the Pobal community services programme; (3) Deputy Joe McHugh — the need for the amendment of the Electoral Act 1992 with a view to introducing the use of PPS numbers as identifiers for entries on the register, citing their potential value in reducing both voter errors and voter fraud; (4) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív — an gá atá ann an t-airgead a chur ar fáil do Thaidhbhearc na Gaillimhe le gur féidir caoi a chur ar an amharclann agus dramaí a chur ar siúl uair amháin eile in amharclann náisiúnta na Gaeilge; (5) Deputy Tom Barry — the issuing of an invitation to President Obama to visit the childhood home of Edmund Burke in north Cork; (6) Deputy Joan Collins — the need for the HSE to release the Meridian productivity report into the Dublin paediatric hospitals and have it debated in Dáil Éireann; (7) Deputy Colm Keaveney — the N17-N18 Gort to Tuam motorway project in County Galway; (8) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — the need to reverse the decision on pupil-teacher ratios in gaelscoileanna which will result in Gaelscoil Inse Chór, Dublin 8, losing its ninth teacher from September 2011; (9) Deputy Martin Ferris — the need to increase the complement of teachers at Gaelscoil Naomh Aogáin, Castleisland, County Kerry; (10) Deputy Jim Daly — the attempts by the banks to almost double interest rates for persons that request a short interval from the repayment of capital by reverting to interest-only repayments for a period of 12 months; (11) Deputy Pearse Doherty — the need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to immediately establish an interdepartmental response unit to deal with the fires that have spread across many parts of the State in order to co-ordinate an appropriate response that would use all of the necessary assets and personnel available to the State to quench these fires, which have caused major damage to property, farmland and the countryside across a number of counties; and (12) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn — the need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to immediately establish an interdepartmental response unit to deal with the fires that have spread across many parts of the State in order to co-ordinate an appropriate response that would use all of the necessary assets and personnel available to the State to quench these fires, which have caused major damage to property, farmland and the countryside across a number of counties.

The matters raised by Deputies Jim Daly, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Joe McHugh and Colm Keaveney have been selected for discussion.