Dáil debates

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

3:00 pm

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, 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 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Arthur Spring - the report issued by the Commission of Energy Regulation regarding the imposition of tariffs; (2) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to ensure the future of the stomach and oesophageal cancer services in Galway University Hospital; (3) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss the proposal for compulsory accounting of calories in food; (4) Deputy Colm Keaveney - to discuss the proposed legislation before the Ukrainian Parliament to ban homosexual promotion; (5) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for a school leavers plan for persons with intellectual disabilities or autism; (6) Deputy Regina Doherty - to address the issue of large retailers selling alcohol in large volumes below cost price; (7) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the need for a new school at Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, County Galway; (8) Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Charlie McConalogue - the future of Ireland's three coast guard stations on foot of the Fisher Associates recent report; (9) Deputies Derek Keating and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the issue of flood insurance cover on houses and properties; (10) Deputy Brendan Ryan - the need to provide training and supports for unemployed people that are refused supports due to spousal means; (11) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - to discuss the post-primary school transport scheme for Watergrasshill national school; (12) Deputy John Lyons - to discuss the incidents at a concert in the Phoenix Park; (13) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need for a Garda inquiry into the deaths at a concert in the Phoenix Park on 7 July 2012; (14) Deputy Joan Collins - a separate cystic fibrosis hospital building on the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin; (15) Deputy Joe McHugh - the urgent need for a Dáil Éireann debate this week on the predicament of 80 Irish student pilots stranded in Florida as a result of the suspension of training programmes at Florida Institute of Technology; (16) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need for a full debate on the recent Rio +20 summit; (17) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need to provide staff and all other facilities at St. Francis hospice, Blanchardstown; (18) Deputy Timmy Dooley - to ask the Minister for Transport if he is willing to intervene to prevent Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council from setting excessive parking violation quotas for parking wardens, if he agrees this could lead to over zealous parking wardens, and if he agrees this could discourage shoppers and damage business; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the violence in the Phoenix Park over the week and the need to better avoid such incidents; (20) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need to address the issues, including multiple stabbings, drug deaths, violent attacks and the traffic and access problems for local residents arising from the MCD concerts in the Phoenix Park at the weekend; (21) Deputy Michael McGrath - to ask the Minister for Finance to make a statement on the Central Bank investigation into possible misselling of payment protection insurance by regulated entities in Ireland; (22) Deputy Niall Collins - to ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to clarify the circumstances surrounding the personal interest-free loan he received from Irish Nationwide; (23) Deputy Micheál Martin - the Government's position on the Boston College Belfast Project papers in light of a recent judgment in the USA; (24) Deputy Robert Troy - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on reports from both MCD and the Garda on security arrangements at the Phoenix Park at the weekend; (25) Deputy John Deasy - the role of the Committee of Public Accounts or finance committee in conducting a banking inquiry; (26) Deputy Mick Wallace - to ask the Minister for Health the reasons the expert group on abortion will now not finalise its report until late August or even September, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (27) Deputy Patrick Nulty - incidents at and related to the concert which took place last Saturday evening in the Phoenix Park, Dublin; (28) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the decision to de-list show jumper Denis Lynch from selection for the London 2012 Olympics; and (29) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need for the Government to fulfil its commitment to those affected by Thalidomide.

The matters raised by Deputies Michéal Martin; Derek Keating and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin; Paul J. Connaughton; and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Charlie McConalogue have been selected for discussion.