Dáil debates

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

1:45 pm

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Labour)
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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 Michael McCarthy - the need for Cork County Council to have vacant houses in Dunmanway occupied; (2) Deputies Billy Kelleher and Mattie McGrath - the increasing cost of private health insurance; (3) Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor - the need for greater compliance and respect, among the general public, regarding disability car parking spaces; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the advice given to persons in Saorsat areas regarding TV equipment; (5) Deputy Derek Nolan - the need to address delays in the pain clinic at Galway University Hospital; (6) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to explain to the Dáil the measures the Minister is taking on land inspections; (7) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the delay in processing claims for asylum-seekers from Sudan; (8) Deputy Brendan Smith - the loss of 90 jobs at Co-operative Poultry Products, Cootehill Farms, Cootehill, County Cavan; (9) Deputy Noel Harrington - the imminent closure by the Courts Service of the courthouses in Kinsale, Skibbereen and Clonakility, County Cork; (10) Deputy Brian Stanley - the new procedure on school transport set by distance from schools only; (11) Deputy John O'Mahony - the delay on awarding students grants by SUSI and in particular the time it is taking to hear and decide on appeals; (12) Deputy Martin Ferris - the cutting of resource hours in schools for children with intellectual disabilities; (13) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need to open a new purpose built 70 bed public nursing home in Inchicore, Dublin; (14) Deputy Joan Collins - the cessation by Dublin City Council of works under the disability adaptions scheme 2012 due to a lack of funding; (15) Deputy John Lyons - the need to improve maternity services for patients at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; (16) Deputy Niall Collins - the recent repatriation of a prisoner to the Czech Republic; (17) Deputy Clare Daly - the delay in turning on Eirgrid's east-west interconnector; (18) Deputy Mick Wallace - the recruitment plans of Bord Gáis for Irish Water for the remainder of 2012; (19) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need to protect education in this year's budget and to carry out an impact assessment prior to any decisions being taken on resource allocation; (20) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need to review housing policy for the growing number of separated people who cannot access social housing; and (21) Deputy Robert Troy - the lack of broadband provision in rural parts of counties Longford and Westmeath.

The matters raised by Deputies John O'Mahony, Martin Heydon, Derek Nolan, Billy Kelleher and Mattie McGrath have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.