Adjournment Debate Matters.

Thursday, 11 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 492 No. 3

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[590]An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  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) Deputy Brian Lenihan — the issue of special education needs for autistic children and, in particular, the future of Beechpark Special School, Stillorgan, County Dublin; (2) Deputy McCormack — the proposed erection of a transmission mast by Esat Digifone at a site in a Garda station in Maam, County Galway, in close proximity to a national school and the concern this is causing for the parents, teachers and pupils in the area; (3) Deputy Lawlor — the possibilities for increasing the pressure on the new regime in Indonesia in vindicating the basic human rights of the people of East Timor, now that President Suharto has departed; (4) Deputy McGinley — the urgent need to have residential care facilities for the elderly on Arranmore Island, County Donegal; (5) Deputy Brendan Smith — the need to retain Objective I status for the Border region in the European Union Structural Funds arrangements post-1999; (6) Deputy Timmins — the failure of the Government to join Partnership for Peace; (7) Deputy Gilmore — the case of a ten year old child (details supplied) who has been unable to attend a school since last November because her parents have been unable to obtain a suitable placing for her; (8) Deputy Rabbitte — the current position of the various investigations established by or on behalf of the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment into the activities of National Irish Bank and related companies and whether any additional investigations are contemplated; (9) Deputy Broughan — an géarghá atá ann le meánscoil nua lánGhaelach in Oirthuaisceart Bhaile Átha Cliath; (10) Deputy Naughten — the need to provide additional funding for voluntary youth organisations; (11) Deputy Quinn — the urgent matter of the closure of the Adelaide Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Harcourt Street and the need to reconsider the decision to shut down the Meath Hospital as it will have serious consequences for people living in the inner city; (12) Deputy Dukes — the threatened closure of the Curragh swimming pool in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare; (13) Deputy Finucane — the need to outline the attempts that have been made to find replacement industries for both Newcastle West and Kilmallock following the closure on 15 December 1995 with the loss of 107 jobs; (14) Deputy De Rossa — the need to reverse the decision to impose a 6.25 per cent reduction in the teacher allocation to Coláiste Eoin, Finglas, especially in the light of the increase in pupil intake this year and the consequences of the reduction for education in the Finglas area; (15) Deputy McDowell — the introduction of Civil Service Circular 7/98; (16) Deputy Fitzgerald — the need to clarify current developments in relation to the Meath Hospital and services that will be available in the [591] future in the inner city area pending the opening of Tallaght Hospital; (17) Deputy Stanton — the need to ensure that the new building to be constructed to accommodate Walsterstown National School will be a four classroom building in order to meet present and projected requirements; (18) Deputy Shatter — the need to discuss the Dickensian conditions in the newly opened Riverbank Circuit Family Court; (19) Deputy Moloney — the need to designate Portlaoise as a centre for further decentralisation of Government offices; (20) Deputy Upton — the need to address the serious defects in the science and technology programme for the third level sector; (21) Deputy O'Shea — the need to review the national school capitation system so that it does not discriminate against schools where special needs children are fully integrated into the mainstream school system; (22) Deputy Sargent — the need for the immediate implementation of interim quotas for razorfish stocks off the east coast based on a total allowable catch which should be defined on an interim basis by the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources.

The matters raised by Deputies Brendan Smith, McGinley, Quinn and Fitzgerald have been selected for discussion.

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