Dáil debates

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

3:00 pm

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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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 Denis Naughten — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline her plans for the provision of acute medical and surgical care of the people of Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim and Offaly, following the HSE decision to close the inpatient surgery and accident departments at Roscommon County Hospital and transfer them to Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, on an interim basis; (2) Deputy Michael D. Higgins — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline her plans for the provision of acute medical and surgical care of the people of Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, Longford, Leitrim and Offaly, following the HSE decision to close the inpatient surgery and accident departments at Roscommon County Hospital and transfer them to Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, on an interim basis; (3) Deputy Ulick Burke — the need to include in the proposed new intoxicating liquor Bill a section that will ban the sale in Ireland of the highly potent and exclusively designed shot packs; (4) Deputy Frank Feighan — the need for a person in County Roscommon to receive radio iodine ablasion treatment; (5) Deputy Pat Breen — the issue of the proposed Carrigaholt sewerage scheme in County Clare, if the Minister would provide an update on the present situation, when the Minister expects to have the preliminary report for the scheme approved and the timeframe for this project going to tender; (6) Deputy Noel J. Coonan — the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to outline what plans her Department has in place to provide alternative employment for the employees of the former Erin Foods factory in Thurles, what plans her Department has to attract industry and investment to the town, and to outline how many jobs have been created in Thurles town since a delegation from the Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment visited there in January; (7) Deputy Joe Carey — the need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to ensure that water supplied to the public under the water services investment programme is clean and wholesome; (8) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Transport to provide an up-date on his plans regarding the reopening of Killucan railway station, County Westmeath and the provision of structural fund financing for same, in the light of the urgent need for easily accessible public transport, due to the rapidly increasing population in the area; (9) Deputy Ciarán Lynch — the need to address the gynaecological service provided by Cork University Maternity Hospital; (10) Deputy Charles Flanagan — the need for a strategy to resolve the issues of outstanding warrants and execution orders; (11) Deputy Olwyn Enright — that Dáil Éireann calls on the Minister for Health and Children to outline Government policy on the provision of day care services in Laois-Offaly, how much funding has been allocated to the HSE for the service in this area this year, and whether this is sufficient to ensure that the service remains available on the same basis as every other year; (12) Deputy Michael McGrath — that every possible step be taken to resolve the current Iarnród Éireann dispute affecting the Cork-Dublin train services; (13) Deputy Dan Neville — the siting of the Central Mental Hospital at Thornton Hall; (14) Deputy Tom Hayes — to ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to discuss the funding of a sewerage scheme in Golden, County Tipperary, to confirm what the delay is in allocating a sewerage scheme for this area; (15) Deputy David Stanton — to ask the Minister for Transport to debate the rail service dispute which has led to the cancellation of trains and service disruption over the last six days, leading to serious inconvenience to passengers and the public generally; (16) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd — to discuss an issue of urgent national importance namely the need for a no strike clause in essential transport services as a result of the effect of the unofficial strike in Irish Rail thus causing mayhem and disruption for thousands of passengers and adversely affecting the economy and showing no regard whatsover to the travelling public and the taxpayer; and (17) Deputy Martin Ferris — the effect of rising fuel prices on Irish fishermen.

The matters raised by Deputies Frank Feighan, Ciarán Lynch, Ulick Burke and Charles Flanagan have been selected for discussion.