Dáil debates

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

10:40 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 Robert Dowds - the need to curb sales of illegal tobacco products; (2) Deputy Derek Keating - the need to address issues concerning the temporary release of prisoners; (3) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the need to restore the Christmas bonus for carers, pensioners and those on long-term social welfare payments; (4) Deputy David Stanton - the need to open the dedicated stroke unit in Cork University Hospital; (5) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to ensure adequate fire service provision for the south Connemara area; (6) Deputy Jim Daly - the lack of new routes announced by Cork Airport despite the recent abolition of the airline travel tax; (7) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need for the Minister for Health to detail the steps which have been taken to investigate the sale and reuse of HSE braces by a dentist employed in the Galway orthodontic department and to reassure patients treated by the dentist in question and those who availed of the reused braces; (8) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the urgent need for measures to be introduced to ensure proper country of origin labelling, following reports that recent DNA testing showed large amounts of non-Irish meats being presented as Irish to consumers; (9) Deputy Niall Collins - the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the steps being taken to address misleading property trusts and inform the public of their dangers following the arrest of the leader of one of these trusts this week; (10) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future of the River Dargle flood prevention programme in County Wicklow; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - the sharp rise in homelessness; (12) Deputy Dan Neville - the establishment of a rehabilitation adult mental health service; (13) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the position regarding the special investigation unit of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; (14) Deputy Mick Wallace - the recent increase in homelessness; and (15) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need to introduce a tenant purchase scheme for mainstream tenants of the voluntary housing sector.

The matters raised by Deputies Stanton, Ó Caoláin, Niall Collins and Dowdshave been selected for discussion.