Dáil debates

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

3:55 pm

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, 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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Michael Harty, Joan Collins, Mary Butler and Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the availability of the FreeStyle Libre drug for management of type 1 diabetes; (2) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss investment in the emergency department at Cavan General Hospital; (3) Deputy Dara Calleary - to discuss the reduction by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland in services at the Mayo Alzheimer’s unit in Castlebar; (4) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss his decision to introduce electronic tagging on all sheep later this year; (5) Deputy Tom Neville - to consider the upgrade of rural town and village sewerage schemes in rural Ireland and to further foster housing development; (6) Deputy Peter Burke - to discuss the practice by the HSE regarding patients in nursing homes awaiting ward of court procedures; (7) Deputy Marc MacSharry - the need for the Minister for Health to immediately address the lack of adequate personnel in physical and sensory disability services including occupational therapy in the Sligo area, which is now by the admission of management at crisis point, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (8) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to reverse the decision to refuse grant aid to Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, County Kerry, for the provision of additional accommodation and to ask the Minister to clarify the grounds on which the school is being refused; (9) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ann Lovett; (10) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza; (11) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the investment in mental health services in community healthcare organisation, CHO, area 8; (12) Deputies Jackie Cahill and Eamon Scanlon - the need for the Minister for Finance to explain why the rules and regulations on State procurement contracts offer no protection to local subcontractors in the event of the main contractor being unable to complete the contract as agreed with the State; (13) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister the plan for St. Francis school, Portlaoise, which is proposed to be situated on the site of former St. Paul's school, Borris Road, Portlaoise; (14) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss driving test waiting times in Cork; (15) Deputy Bríd Smith - the cervical screening scoping inquiry; (16) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the reinstatement of the Coughlanstown Road, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss disbanding the National Asset Management Agency, NAMA, immediately; (18) Deputy Robert Troy - to ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to explain why an application for a family resource centre and childcare service for McKeown Park, Longford, was refused; (19) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the external independent review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe; and (20) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the serious crisis that has emerged for Galway students due to the proposed 18% rise in rent in student accommodation, in a city that has designated rent pressure zones, leading to real fears for the students that they will be homeless for the academic year.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael Harty, Joan Collins, Mary Butler and Frank O'Rourke, Peter Burke, Dara Calleary and Richard Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.