Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Adjournment Debate Matters
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 Michael Healy-Rae - the cost of school books; (2) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need to issue an apology to the families of the people killed in the Ballymanus mine disaster, County Donegal, in 1943; (3) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to improve ambulance services in the Drogheda area; (4) Deputy Simon Harris - the need to develop an opt out system in relation to Guthrie cards; (5) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to approve an application for improvement works by Nicker national school, Pallasgreen, County Limerick; (6) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need for a review of the process of adding fluoride to the Irish water supply in light of the discontinuation of the practice in most European countries due to health and safety concerns; (7) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources's future strategies regarding the delivery of post office services given the importance of these for access to social welfare payments; (8) Deputy Nicky McFadden - the matter of facilities in Baylin N.S. Athlone, and the need for an extension to be built to accommodate the requirements of students and staff; (9) Deputy Martin Ferris - the proposed pharmaceutical centre of excellence in Tralee; (10) Deputy Brian Walsh - the legal status and rights afforded in law to unmarried fathers; (11) Deputy Frank Feighan - the action taken in the last 12 months to stop illegal imports of diesel and petrol; (12) Deputy James Bannon - the need to review the by-law which has banned eel fishing here; (13) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need for the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation to act with urgency in accordance with the commitments in the programme for Government and the jobs initiative to prevent the destruction of viable businesses by financial institutions whose refusal to extend credit and whose unnecessary and punitive actions against viable enterprises are leading to widespread unemployment, further economic decline and intolerable distress for individuals; and (14) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the loss of 5,000 potential jobs from Tralee, County Kerry to Northern Ireland.
The matters raised by Deputies Pearse Doherty, Brian Walsh, Gerald Nash and Simon Harris have been selected for discussion.