Dáil debates

Wednesday, 27 April 2005

1:00 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 Michael Moynihan — the issues surrounding Mallow General Hospital, including the provision of a CT scanner and the appointment of a consultant; (2) Deputy Sherlock — that the Minister provide funding for the appointment of a consultant radiologist to Mallow General Hospital; (3) Deputy Connolly — the effects of the proposed changes in school transport provision on children from the Bawn-Bellatrain community attending St. Aidan's comprehensive school, Cootehill, County Cavan; (4) Deputy Healy — the need for the Minister and the Health Service Executive to implement the High Court agreement for the provision of general hospital services in south Tipperary; (5) Deputy McEntee — extending of fuel allowance for old age pensioners in view of the ongoing bad weather; (6) Deputy Stagg — the reduction by 40% of the hours available for the home help service in County Kildare since 2002; (7) Deputy Burton — the need to renovate and expand St. Brigid's national school, Castleknock, following the masonry fall from the building last week; (8) Deputy Neville — school transport for secondary school, Salesian College, Pallaskenry; (9) Deputy Ring — that the Minister provide funding for a project in County Mayo (details supplied) considering that the facility has planning approval; (10) Deputy Costello — that the Minister refrain from threats and prison closures as a means of resolving his dispute with the Prison Officers Association; and (11) Deputy Penrose — that the Minister take steps to deal with the significant anomalies that have arisen in the operation of the early retirement from farming scheme.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael Moynihan, Sherlock, Stagg and Ring have been selected for discussion.