Adjournment Debate Matters.

Tuesday, 7 October 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 571 No. 4

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An Ceann 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 Boyle – the need to provide a repository for radioactive waste; (2) Deputy Pat Breen – the need to ask the Minister for Transport if a special case has been put forward by the Government for Shannon Airport in view of the commencement of the EU-USA negotiations on open skies; (3) Deputy Gregory – the imprisonment of Deputy Joe Higgins; (4) Deputy Durkan – the subject matter and reply to Parliamentary Question No. 20593/03 of 30 September 2003; (5) Deputy Gilmore – the decision of the Minister of Education and Science to close St. Catherine's College of Home Economics, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin; (6) Deputy Burton – the crisis in accident and emergency services at James Connolly Memorial Hospital with patients being treated in the car park while the €96 million new [1493] hospital block remains largely closed; (7) Deputy Michael Moynihan – the level of investment by Government Departments and State agencies in printing costs for glossy brochure-type publications and annual reports; (8) Deputy Breeda Moynihan-Cronin – the cutbacks in childcare provision for VTOS participants in County Kerry; (9) Deputy McManus – the threat of withdrawal of section 481 tax relief and its negative impact on film making in Ireland and in particular in County Wicklow; (10) Deputy Finian McGrath – the crisis residential waiting list of 263 people with intellectual disabilities at St. Michael's House, Ballymun, Dublin 9; (11) Deputy Connaughton – the steps taken to ensure that the live export of cattle will be safeguarded by ensuring that the resting stations for cattle in transit will be maintained across Europe; (12) Deputies Stanton and Allen – the urgent need to make provision for a new school of music building in Cork and the need for a statement on the matter; (13) Deputy Neville – children's mental health services; (14) Deputy Ring – the need to ask the Minister for Education and Science to restore funding to vocational education committees to allow VTOS course participants to avail of the child care allowance; what progress has been made in this regard; and whether the Minister will immediately provide some special assistance to vocational education committees that are particularly badly affected.

The matters raised by Deputies McManus, Stanton and Allen, Boyle and Durkan have been selected for discussion.


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