Seanad debates

Thursday, 6 February 2003

Adjournment Matters. - Health Centres.


10:30 am

Photo of Ivor CallelyIvor Callely (Dublin North Central, Fianna Fail)

I will be happy to find out what can be done for the growing population of Mulhuddart. It is important not to blame my Department for the lack of an appropriate facility to meet demands which are the result of planning by public representatives at local authority level in Fingal County Council, some of whom, I am sure, were members of the Senator's party. They failed to ensure there would be appropriate infrastructure available to meet the needs of the prospective population of the housing developments they were planning. In that context, I am sure the Senator is as satisfied as I am that the national spatial strategy has been put in place, among other provisions. These will ensure what we have witnessed in the past will not recur in future growth and development of densely populated areas. While we recognise that there is a lack of appropriate structures, the Senator can rest assured—


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