Dáil debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

12:00 pm

Photo of Liam TwomeyLiam Twomey (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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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 David Stanton - the strategic importance and future of Ireland's only oil refinery in Whitegate in County Cork; (2) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need for the Road Safety Authority to compile and monitor statistics on the operation of the penalty point system, especially with regard to drink-driving and dangerous driving; (3) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need for Pobal to provide additional funding to community service programme projects for 2016 in order to cover the increase in the minimum wage to €9.15 from 1 January 2016; (4) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to provide supports for Men's Sheds; (5) Deputy Regina Doherty - Eirgrid's new sponsorship deal with Louth Meath FM radio; (6) Deputy Martin Ferris - the technical difficulties at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine preventing the processing of farm partnerships and access to the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme for those affected; (7) Deputy Pat Breen - the measures being taken to protect homes and property along the River Shannon in Springfield, Clonlara and surrounding areas in south-east Clare due to flooding and the release of waters from the Parteen Weir; (8) Deputy Clare Daly - the systemic problems in An Garda Síochána as revealed in the latest Garda Inspectorate report; (9) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need for the Minister to outline the progress in the introduction of adequate measures to support survivors and victims' families following the disappointment expressed by victim representative groups after the Fresh Start agreement; (10) Deputy Paul Murphy - the need to review the tendering process for awarding State contracts, given recent press reports on the senior alerts scheme; (11) Deputy Mick Wallace - the latest Garda Inspectorate report; (12) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to discuss the increase in SME credit application rejections; (13) Deputy Niall Collins - the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to update the House on the Garda Inspectorate report, Changing Policing in Ireland; and (14) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - the need for preventive measures, including the dredging and cleaning of rivers, across the west of Ireland to alleviate the problems and distress caused to home owners, businesses, farmers and road users by severe flooding.

The matters raised by Deputies David Stanton, Joe Costello, Brendan Smith and Martin Ferris have been selected for discussion.