Dáil debates

Thursday, 16 April 2015

12:00 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 Dan Neville - the need for regulation of counselling and psychotherapy; (2) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the introduction of a recreational blue-fin tuna fishery here; (3) Deputy Billy Timmins - to ask the Minister for Health what the situation is with respect to the proposed closure of the primary percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI, for ST elevation myocardial infarction, STEMI, patients at St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin; (4) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - the appointment of valuations arbitrators and the resulting delays to the development of Naas town centre; (5) Deputy Brian Walsh - the need for funding to support vital home care services provided by Galway Hospice; (6) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address concerns regarding the proposed privatisation of 10% of the Dublin city and national public bus routes; (7) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - concerns regarding the phased closure of Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain, Buncrana, County Donegal; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - issues arising from recent media reports regarding Portlaoise Regional Hospital and HIQA; (9) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - the need to ensure that any future launches under the Ireland's Ancient East initiative will include areas north of the River Boyne; (10) Deputy Peter Mathews - the need for measures to ensure that variable rate mortgage holders avail of a lower rate of interest of 2.5% in line with the average eurozone rate; (11) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to ensure that the Dublin Airport Authority and Aer Lingus have the same procedures regarding deferred Irish Airlines superannuation scheme pensioners accepting the compensation on offer; (12) Deputy Gabrielle McFadden - the need to ensure that persons with neurological conditions will not face the loss of vital services after June 2015, and that charity funding scheme issues are resolved before then; (13) Deputy Clare Daly - the operation of the symphysiotomy redress scheme, particularly in respect of the refusal of applicants and the awarding of the minimum amount in a majority of cases; (14) Deputy Mick Wallace - the ongoing crisis in Yemen; (15) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - exceptional needs payments in respect of two families in County Kildare; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the planned industrial action at Dublin Bus in response to the privatisation of 10% of routes; (17) Deputy Joe Higgins - the planned industrial action at Dublin Bus in response to the privatisation of 10% of routes; (18) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the lack of availability of in-patient beds for children with mental health difficulties; and (19) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for additional Garda resources to deal with anti-social behaviour and to legislate for same.

The matters raised by Deputies Dan Neville, Brian Walsh, Robert Troy and Peter Mathews have been selected for discussion.