Dáil debates

Wednesday, 26 January 2005

3:00 pm

Séamus Pattison (Carlow-Kilkenny, Labour)
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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 McGuinness — the urgent need to establish a dedicated missing persons unit; (2) Deputy Ring — the Minister's plans to provide a permanent site for a school in County Mayo (details supplied); (3) Deputy Durkan — the urgent issues relating to rent support for two people (details supplied) seriously disadvantaged due to cuts imposed in the 2005 budget; (4) Deputy Burton — the need for an international expert engineering inquiry into the recent storm damage to the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 15; (5) Deputy Costello — the need for the Minister to ensure that the Cabra after care project and its prison links worker is supported by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; (6) Deputy Wall — the serious implications for employment and farming in relation to the decision to close the Greencore sugar plant in Carlow; (7) Deputy Lynch — the reasons for the ongoing delay in the provision of the new BreastCheck unit in Cork; (8) Deputy Naughten — that the Minister outline the actions she is taking to avert the closure of the Carlow sugar factory; (9) Deputy Crowe — the need for the Minister to reverse the decision to axe the funding of the community workers co-operative; (10) Deputy Neville — when construction of a school (details supplied) will commence; (11) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to establish a redress board for those women victims of gross malpractice at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda; (12) Deputy Cowley — if the Minister will urgently address the inequity where it is proposed to withhold €613,000 from the budget of Mayo General Hospital under the case mix evaluation; (13) Deputy McGinley — the closure of Donegal Parian China in Ballyshannon with the loss of 44 full-time and ten part-time jobs; (14) Deputy Upton — that the Minister outline the position on an urgent application for new windows at a school in Dublin 12 (details supplied); (15) Deputy O'Sullivan — if the Minister will approve funding for a resource centre in Limerick under the equal opportunities child care programme; and (16) Deputy Broughan — the urgent need to give a full report to Dáil Éireann on the closure and liquidation of Media Lab Europe.

The matters raised by Deputies Broughan, McGinley, Crowe and McGuinness have been selected for discussion.