Dáil debates

Thursday, 12 July 2012

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 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to ensure the future of the stomach and oesophageal cancer services in Galway University Hospital; (2) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need for the Government to fulfil its commitment to those effected by thalidomide; (3) Deputy Pat Breen - the future of the agri-environment options scheme; (4) Deputy James Bannon - funding in respect of St. Christopher's Services, Longford, a community provision for the intellectually disabled; (5) Deputy Seamus Healy - to restore the 22 beds in the community hospital, Thurles, County Tipperary; (6) Deputy Finian McGrath - to discuss the recent cuts to the education and service provisions to school leavers with disabilities; (7) Deputies Colm Keaveney and Dan Neville - to discuss the year on year increase in the rate of suicide; (8) Deputy Regina Doherty - to discuss continuing reports of the theft of power and telecommunications cables; (9) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the effect on employment rights from the abolition of the state pension, transition; (10) Deputy Jim Daly - the need for an emergency fund for uninsured business victims of the recent flooding at Clonakilty; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need for a targeted approach to dealing with unemployment blackspots highlighted in the census report; (12) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to make provision for two intermediate care teams in north and south Mayo to allow for better use of acute hospital resources; (13) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the need to support the democratic protests in Sudan; (14) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the significant difference in waiting times between those with private health insurance and those with public appointments; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the difficulties caused to the agriculture and food industries by bad weather and the need for support mechanisms to be put in place; and (16) Deputy John Lyons - to assist vulnerable persons who suffer with mental illness and the steps that are taken to engage such persons, especially those who are deemed at risk.

The matters raised by Deputies Colm Keaveney, Dan Neville, Michelle Mulherin, Éamon Ó Cuív and Catherine Murphy have been selected for discussion.