Dáil debates

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

2:15 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 Alan Farrell - the need to free up 1,500 gardaí for front-line policing duties as outlined in the Garda Síochána Inspectorate report; (2) Deputy Brian Stanley -problems with dental and orthodontic services in County Laois; (3) Deputy Brendan Smith - funding for non-governmental organisations to tackle gender-based violence given the assertion by the 2015 United Nations General Assembly report "that women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by sexual violence and the brutalisation of women remains a consistent and persistent feature of conflict"; (4) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the regulation and monitoring of the activities of receivers, given the Danske Bank v. Patrick and Bridget McGeeney judgment delivered by the Master of the High Court; (5) Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor - the implementation of the national positive ageing strategy; (6) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the scaling back of elective surgeries at Letterkenny University Hospital for the period of January to early February 2016; (7) Deputy Seán Crowe - if Ireland will officially recognise the state of Palestine; (8) Deputy Denis Naughten - amending the criteria of the small business compensation fund to assist businesses, landlords and farmers affected by flooding; (9) Deputy Seán Kyne - the current status of the national broadband plan given possible challenges to it by private operators; (10) Deputy David Stanton - the Cost of Heart Failure in Ireland Report and the need for a specialist heart failure unit in Cork; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to reform our penal system with reference to the high levels of re-offending rates among prisoners; (12) Deputy John Browne - prescribing the title of physical therapist as a variant on the title of physiotherapist; (13) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the flooding crisis in County Clare; (14) Deputy Mick Wallace - the rules regarding the contributory pension and women who have taken breaks in their employment to raise children; (15) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the Health Service Executive's service plan for 2016 and the need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on it; (16) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the need for the provision of effective medication funded by the HSE for cystic fibrosis sufferers; and (17) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss if Ireland will officially recognise the state of Palestine; it is over one year since the Dáil and Seanad passed motions in favour of recognising the state of Palestine.

The matters raised by Deputies Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Denis Naughten and Timmy Dooley have been selected for discussion.