Dáil debates

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

6:10 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, 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 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies David Cullinane and Mary Butler - to ask the Minister for Health his views on the independent clinical review of cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford; (2) Deputies Louise O'Reilly, Thomas P. Broughan, Róisín Shortall, Thomas Pringle, Ruth Coppinger and Joan Collins - the need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to restore the 36 week incremental credit to the 2011-15 group of nursing and midwifery graduates; (3) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - an phráinn atá ann go gcuirfear síneadh leis an gconradh den aer-sheirbhís go dtí na hOileáin Árann, Contae na Gaillimhe go dtí go mbeidh conrathóir nua in áit faoin gcóras tairiscintí poiblí ata ar bun faoi láthair ó tharla go dtiocfaidh deireadh leis an gconradh reatha ar an 1/10/2016; (4) Deputies Marc MacSharry and Martin Kenny - that the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government examine the financial plan being imposed by his Department on Sligo County Council which is affecting services in the county; (5) Deputy Alan Farrell - the need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to examine child care costs to support families; (6) Deputy John Paul Phelan - to raise with the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood relief, Deputy Seán Canney, the serious issue of flooding in south Kilkenny in the River Suir basin; (7) Deputies Anne Rabbitte and Michael Fitzmaurice - the crisis affecting cereal farmers specifically pertaining to east Galway, in particular the financial and mental and hardship issues currently being caused to farmers who are failing to reap their crop and the inclement weather conditions in west that have destroyed grain crops and the loss to farmers; (8) Deputy Sean Fleming - the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline his position on the use of staffless libraries as part of the Open Library initiative; (9) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - the Minister's views on health and safety concerns with regard to the Sligo-Leitrim Garda divisional headquarters; (10) Deputy Seán Haughey - the provision of a new emergency department in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin 9 in line with A Programme for a Partnership Government; (11) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need for the Government to underwrite an insurance scheme for communities affected by flooding where defences have yet to be constructed; (12) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for a GP training programme in County Kildare; (13) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the Minister's views on the reported war crimes and the continuing humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - the impact for the new Dublin Airport runway planning permission of the decision to appoint the IAA as the competent authority in relation to airport noise; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need for measures to address the escalating costs associated with motor vehicle insurance; (16) Deputy Mick Barry - the recent developments in the industrial relations situation in Bus Éireann; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the availability of the drug Sativex in Ireland for those who need it; and (18) Deputy Mick Wallace - the progress in relation to the refugee resettlement programme in Ireland.

The matters raised by Deputies Marc MacSharry and Martin Kenny; John Paul Phelan; Mattie McGrath and Richard Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.