Dáil debates

Thursday, 8 July 2010

10:00 pm

Photo of Charlie O'ConnorCharlie O'Connor (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
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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 Mattie McGrath - the replacement of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association by Birdwatch Ireland as one of the two farming pillar seats at the European Economic and Social Council; (2) Deputy Dan Neville - the fourth annual report of the independent monitoring group on A Vision for Change; (3) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the operation of voluntary housing associations, specifically whether they are operating in all cases in accordance with the articles of association as set out in legislation; (4) Deputy James Bannon - the need to avert the closure of B3 Cables in County Longford; (5) Deputy Joe Costello - the proposals for the future of community employment schemes; (6) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to call on the Minister for Health and Children to give an update on her discussions today with the Brothers of Charity, Bawnmore, Limerick on the immediate reopening of respite services for intellectually disabled adults at Clonile, Caherdavin, Limerick; and (7) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the urgent need for the Minister for Transport to report to Dáil Éireann if he has been briefed by Irish Rail on its proposal to suspend the Waterford-Rosslare commuter rail line; if he has made a submission to the National Transport Authority opposing any suspension of this critical service; if he is concerned about the impact on the development of services for the full western rail corridor and an integrated and sustainable transport service if the Waterford-Rosslare route is axed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The matters raised by Deputies Neville, Durkan and McGrath have been selected for discussion and will be taken now.