Dáil debates

Thursday, 26 May 2011

11:00 am

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 Jim Daly - the eligibility criteria of applicants for the position of supervisors in the new Tús programme; (2) Deputy Robert Troy - the need to provide additional funding in respect of Multyfarnham and Milltownpass community centres, County Westmeath; (3) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to continue to support, resource and recognise the contribution of the arts to society and the economy; (4) Deputy John O'Mahony - the withdrawal of alleviation measures by the Department of Education and Skills and the consequent difficulties that this is causing the management of secondary schools; (5) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need to continue to provide funding to parents of children who attend Achieve ABA, Kilbarrack, Dublin 13; (6) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to consider issuing an apology on behalf of the state to the families of the people killed in the Ballymanus mine disaster in 1943 in west Donegal; (7) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the proposed closure of the Teagasc office at Scariff, County Clare; (8) Deputy Niall Collins - the non-payment of subcontractors by the main contractor (Ollie Kenny Limited ) in the school building project in Kilfinane, County Limerick where a new national school is under construction and is having the impact of significantly delaying the completion of the project; (9) Deputy Seán Crowe - the need to reverse the decision to reduce by 250 the number of English language teacher posts; (10) Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív and Noel Grealish - the need to provide OPEX funding to Galway Airport for the next three years; (11) Deputy Martin Ferris - the refusal to pay a State contributory pension to persons who have outstanding tax bills; (12) Deputy Robert Dowds - the need for two additional classrooms for Saint Joseph's Boys' National School, Clondalkin, Roll No. 18655C; (13) Deputy Dan Neville - the implementation of the recommendations in A Vision for Change; (14) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the plans the Government has to sell Coillte; and (15) Deputy Finian McGrath - the protest at Leinster House entrance by Peter Preston on his campaign to protect children from child abuse, drug addiction, homelessness, prostitution and severe mental problems.

The matters raised by Deputies John O'Mahony, Seán Crowe, Robert Troy and Dan Neville have been selected for discussion.