Dáil debates

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

3:00 pm

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, 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 Mary Upton — the provision of funding to Drimnagh Castle secondary school, Dublin 12, in respect of the leaving certificate technology programme; (2) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan — the urgent and pressing issue of mortgage supplement in the case of a person where the HSE is only prepared to assist on a 50% basis as the mortgage is in joint names but there is a barring order against her husband and if the Minister will make a statement on the matter; (3) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Finance to establish a mortgage rescue scheme to minimise mortgage repossession, which is a potentially major cause of homelessness; (4) Deputy Ulick Burke — the impact the recent budgetary cuts will have on Mercy College, Woodford, County Galway; (5) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the need for the Minister to follow through on commitments to increase services in the mid-west region for cystic fibrosis patients; (6) Deputy Mary O'Rourke — the action needed to provide training places for apprentices who have been made redundant; (7) Deputy John O'Mahony — the impact the recent budgetary cuts will have on staffing levels at Craggagh national school, Tooreen national school and Killawalla national school, County Mayo; (8) Deputy Joan Burton — to discuss the impending crisis of underfunded pension schemes in the private sector; (9) Deputy Dan Neville — the increase in mental illness and suicide in times of economic recession; (10) Deputy Michael Creed — that the deadline for the closing date of the farm waste management scheme be extended past 31 December 2008 in light of a similar deadline extension in Northern Ireland; and (11) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide permanent accommodation and permanent recognition for Glasnevin Educate Together national school, Dublin 9.

The matters raised by Deputies Mary O'Rourke, Mary Upton, Ulick Burke and John O'Mahony have been selected for discussion.