Dáil debates

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

4:35 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 Sandra McLellan - the need to make funds available to upgrade the R624, which connects Cobh to the mainland; (2) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - the need to extend BreastCheck to women aged from 65 to 69 years; (3) Deputy Regina Doherty - the loss of a teacher at a school in County Meath; (4) Deputy Derek Nolan - the financial impact of the long waiting period for the nursing home support scheme; (5) Deputy Michael Colreavy - the loss of jobs at Aurivo in County Sligo; (6) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to immediately commence insulin pump treatment for young persons with diabetes aged over five years in the HSE west region; (7) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - the funding crisis facing the provision of early child care services; (8) Deputy Michael P. Kitt - the changes needed to attract new business for post offices; (9) Deputy Gerald Nash - the number and variety of training courses offered by SOLAS in Drogheda; (10) Deputy Noel Coonan - the need to provide blood tests free of charge to patients under the General Medical Services scheme; (11) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address recent allegations of illegal activity among some companies working under contracts awarded under the schools building programme; (12) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the need to protect and properly resource the free travel scheme; (13) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the commissioning of a monument to commemorate Irish men and women who served in peacekeeping missions of the United Nations; (14) Deputy Simon Harris - the new treatments for children with spina bifida; (15) Deputy Noel Harrington - the status of job creation projects in the west Cork region; (16) Deputy David Stanton - the need to begin construction of a premises for the amalgamation of two primary schools in Carrigtwohill, County Cork; (17) Deputies Kevin Humphreys, Brendan Ryan, Robert Dowds and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the need to ensure the maintenance of existing grants and funding to the four Dublin local authorities; (18) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the evidence from Social Justice Ireland that children represent one quarter of Ireland’s poor, with one in five children living in households with incomes below the poverty line, and the urgent need to clarify the Government's response to these statistics; (19) Deputy Jerry Buttimer - the need for clarification on where civil marriages and civil partnerships can be solemnised; (20) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the need to move from wood to concrete in the provision of vital utilities infrastructure, such as broadband and electricity, as a safer and more durable alternative; (21) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the report of the Ombudsman for Children on the removal of two Roma children from their families; (22) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - in light of the renewed Garda recruitment campaign, the need for the Minister to ensure the newly trained gardaí will be distributed fairly and, in particular, that counties with a low Garda presence, for example, County Kildare which has one of the lowest garda to population ratios, will be given priority in terms of allocation; (23) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the need to retain a motor tax office in the Ballymun area; (24) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to make a statement on the report by the Ombudsman for Children on the removal of two children from their home by the Garda and the action the Government intends to take on foot of the report; and (25) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the jailing of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

The issues raised by Deputies Marcella Corcoran Kennedy; Michael P. Kitt; Sandra McLellan; and Kevin Humphreys, Brendan Ryan, Robert Dowds and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin have been selected for discussion.