Seanad debates

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have notice from Senator Darragh O'Brien that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the rationale used in making the decision to restrict the opening hours of Malahide Garda Station, which serves more than 25,000 people; the cost savings that will be made; when this change will be effective from and if he will reverse this decision.

I have notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the rationale for the proposed closure of Corrandulla Barracks, County Galway and how the area will be serviced in its absence.

I have notice from Senator Susan O'Keeffe of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to clarify if funding has been made available for a women's ward in St. John's Hospital, Sligo that was closed in October 2011.

I have notice from Senator Mary Anne O'Brien of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to give an assurance that adequate home care of a minimum of 8.5 hours per week will be provided for a person (details supplied), thus continuing the level of care he receives from the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation Charity and allowing that charity to step back from this case, which should have happened when he turned four years old on 12 September 2011.

I have notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to urgently facilitate an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist to examine a young boy (details supplied) in County Clare who has recurring ear infections and no speech.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and I have selected Senators Darragh O'Brien, Healy Eames, O'Keeffe and Mary Anne O'Brien. They will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Conway may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.