Dáil debates

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

4:00 pm

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, 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 Joe McHugh - the report of investigation into the sinking of the FV Strath Marie under the Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000; (2) Deputy Brian Walsh - the need for funding for refurbishment works at Taibhdhearc na Gaillmhe; (3) Deputy Mattie McGrath - gaelscoil Cluain Meala and the plans of the Department of Education and Skills to progress to the design and planning stages as there is a two-year time limit following the purchase of the site last year; (4) Deputy Michael Creed - the proposed changes to the primary school transport scheme; (5) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to ask the Minister whether he confirm when the Government will allocate the necessary funding to ensure construction works on the breakwater at Greencastle, County Donegal can recommence and when the project can be completed; (6) Deputy Tom Fleming - the need for the Minister for Transport to bring forward to a more immediate date the PSO originally scheduled for July, following the continuation of reductions in the number of Kerry to Dublin flights which is impacting severely on tourism and business in County Kerry and jobs at Kerry Airport; (7) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - to ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to outline the necessary steps required to remove the market rights to hold a horse fair or market at Smithfield, Dublin 7 and whether his Department have any plans to bring forward such proposals; (8) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - an gá atá ann go gcuirfear dóthain airgid caipitil ar fáil d'Údarás na Gaeltachta don trí bliain atá romhainn le gur féidir leis an Údarás a chuid feidhmeanna forbartha agus fiontraíochta a chomhlíonadh; (9) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to defer a decision to make SNAs redundant at St. Raphael's special school in Celbridge; (10) Deputy David Stanton - to request the Minister for Education and Skills to debate the urgent need for additional second level school places and-or that a new second level school or schools be provided in the Midleton and east Cork area to meet the ever increasing demand for second level places which has resulted from the recent high population growth in the area; (11) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to retain the full complement of beds in Lisdaran nursing unit for the elderly; (12) Deputy Gerry Adams - the need to reinstate services at Louth County Hospital; and (13) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to reverse the decision on pupil-teacher ratios in gaelscoileanna which will result in gaelscoil Inse Choir losing its ninth teacher from September this year. The matters raised by the Deputies Creed, Walsh, Smith and Adams have been selected for discussion.