Dáil debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2006

1:00 pm

Jerry Cowley (Mayo, Independent)
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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) Deputies Cowley and Cooper-Flynn — the need to discuss the jobs crisis in County Mayo in the light of the further 40 job losses at the Oasis plant in Ballina; (2) Deputy Costello — that the Minister address the discrepancy in the allowance paid to families who adopt children and those who foster children; (3) Deputy Boyle — that the Minister explain the inequality in treatment and in the quality of care that exists for children with type 1 diabetes in Cork; (4) Deputy Broughan — the urgent need to ensure that the universal service obligation of An Post is maintained throughout urban and rural areas; (5) Deputy Connolly — to discuss the incorporation of a playgroup into a new school premises (details supplied) in County Monaghan; (6) Deputy Neville — the report on the inequality and stereotyping of young people in Ireland by the Equality Authority and National Youth Council of Ireland; (7) Deputy Carey — the need to address the implications of the decision by PCTel Inc. to cease operations at Finglas, Dublin 11, resulting in a loss of 81 jobs; and (8) Deputy Ned O'Keeffe — that the Minister encourage food processors and food companies to co-operate with Bord Bia to use the recognised Bord Bia food label on all Irish products.

The matters raised by Deputies Cowley and Cooper-Flynn, Carey, Costello and Neville have been selected for discussion.