Dáil debates

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

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 Ó Fearghaíl — the need for the Minister to facilitate the development of an Irish language education campus at a site (details supplied); (2) Deputy Ring — that the Minister update the position with regard to a property (details supplied) in County Mayo; (3) Deputy Ferris — the delay in the construction of Tralee Community Hospital; (4) Deputy Gormley — the need for the Minister to introduce the housing (miscellaneous provisions) Bill; (5) Deputy Connolly — to discuss the temporary use of available bedspace at St. Davnet's Hospital, Monaghan, to free up bedspace in Cavan and Monaghan general hospitals; (6) Deputy Cuffe — to discuss the situation of a group of asylum seekers from Afghanistan who are on hunger strike in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin; (7) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister to make herself fully accountable to the Dáil for the crisis in our health services; (8) Deputy Ó Snodaigh — the need for the Minister to intervene immediately to prevent the crisis in relation to the Afghans in St. Patrick's Cathedral seeking refugee status; (9) Deputy Cowley — that the Minister review the asylum applications of the hunger strikers in St. Patrick's Cathedral and if he will recognise the critical situation which exists currently; (10) Deputy Joe Higgins — concern over the situation of Afghan refugees in St. Patrick's Cathedral; and (11) Deputy Costello — the need for the Minister to take urgent measures to resolve the hunger strike by 41 Afghans in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The matters raised by Deputies Ring, Ferris, Ó Fearghaíl and Gormley have been selected for discussion.