Thursday, 3 February 2005
Adjournment Debate Matters.
Séamus Pattison (Carlow-Kilkenny, Labour)
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 Durkan — if the Minister will take steps to address the issues now likely to affect the postal and packaging service; (2) Deputy Keaveney — that the Minister review the impediments to having a direct Dublin-Derry train service; (3) Deputy Boyle — that the Minister address the additional job losses within the Dairygold company in Cork city and in Mallow; (4) Deputy Michael Moynihan — the issue of the provision of a relief road and bridge in Kanturk, County Cork, and to inquire when this will be sanctioned by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; (5) Deputy Gogarty — the need to conduct an audit of our gas network to ensure that pipework and other equipment being used adheres to the highest international standards; (6) Deputy Ó Snodaigh — if the Minister will provide ring-fenced Supplementary Estimates for 2005 and multi-annual funding from 2006 onwards for survivors of violence against women; (7) Deputy Enright — to ask the Minister what steps she will take to protect the malting industry and barley growers in the midlands now seriously threatened due to the announcement by Greencore of the closure of the Banagher malting plant and associated depots at Borrisokane and Tullamore; and (8) Deputy McGinley — the serious crisis facing the Community Workers Co-Operative as a result of the suspension of their funding and the grave implications for the affected communities.
The matters raised by Deputies Ó Snodaigh, Durkan, Gogarty and Keaveney have been selected for discussion.