Dáil debates

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

2:30 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 Pat Breen — to ask the Minister to explain the effective closure of St. Michael's pre-school in Ennis to children under seven with special needs; (2) Deputy Finian McGrath — Irish primary schools that have the second highest class sizes in the European Union; (3) Deputy Allen — the situation regarding the resignation of the clinical medical oncologist, Dr. Oscar Breathnach, from his position at Cork University Hospital; (4) Deputy McHugh — the urgent need for the Minister to approve the appointment of an additional teacher to Cahergal national school, County Galway; (5) Deputy Burton — the continuing failure to make arrangements for the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin 15; (6) Deputy Stanton — the need for a dedicated cancer ward in the Cork and Kerry area and to make provision for an additional consultant post in oncology; (7) Deputy Enright — the change of use of a power station from the combustion of peat to the combustion of meat and bonemeal in Edenderry, County Offaly; (8) Deputy Neville — construction of a new national school at Kilfinane, County Limerick; (9) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister to take urgent action to address the crisis in the provision of services for children with special needs as highlighted in the Health Service Executive's north-eastern area in recent days; and (10) Deputy Cowley — to ask the Minister for Education and Science, further to her reply to Question No. 3 of 3 February 2005, whether she is aware of the opportunity to secure a new site and permanent accommodation for Gaelscoil na Cruaiche, Westport, County Mayo.

The matters raised by Deputies Allen, Stanton, McHugh and Finian McGrath have been selected for discussion.