Dáil debates

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

4:00 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 Pat Breen - the future of special needs assistants in schools in County Clare; (2) Deputies Brian Hayes, Pat Rabbitte and Charlie O'Connor - the withdrawal of teachers and special needs assistants at a special school in Dublin 24; (3) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need for the Minister for Health and Children to reverse structural management changes at Roscommon and Portiuncula hospitals; (4) Deputy Michael Ring - to ask the Minister for Health and Children the plans there are to reduce the bed capacity in Áras Deirbhle and the district hospital in Belmullet, County Mayo; if any of the beds going to be taken out of use and ask that she make a full statement on the matter; (5) Deputy Pádraic McCormack - the proposals for deciding the preferred corridor for the construction of the new R336 road from Barna to Rosamhíl, Co. Galway; (6) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement to the Dáil on the proposed creation of over 300 jobs by Ryanair and to explain why she refuses personally to intervene with the Dublin Airport Authority and Ryanair to ensure that fruitful discussions take place immediately to ensure that the proposed jobs are in fact created in Dublin Airport rather that in another country; (7) Deputy Joe Carey - that the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment immediately call on the Competition Authority to investigate the practises of large retail outlets; (8) Deputy John Browne - the reduction in staff numbers at the Department of Social and Family Affairs' office in Wexford town; (9) Deputy Deirdre Clune - the need to ensure a greater uptake of science, maths and related subjects at leaving certificate level; (10) Deputy Seán Sherlock - the need to ensure that affordable housing stock in north Cork is properly disposed of through social or affordable schemes; (11) Deputy Mary Upton - the reason a person (details supplied) was refused disability payment and a medical card despite serious and ongoing medical conditions; (12) Deputy Dan Neville - child and adolescent psychiatric services; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the lack of RTE coverage in the Kilmacomma area, near Clonmel, County Tipperary; and (14) Deputy James Bannon - the need for the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government to update this House as to when he will be implementing and funding the river basin management plan for the Shannon River basin district, on which he signed off in October 2009.

The matters raised by Deputies Dan Neville, John Browne, Seán Sherlock and Brian Hayes, Pat Rabbitte and Charlie O'Connor have been selected for discussion.