Adjournment Debate Matters.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 676 No. 5

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An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  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 Frank Feighan — the processing of housing grants in County Roscommon; (2) Deputy Shane McEntee — the refusal by Eircom to repair a damaged phone line in Nobber, County Meath; (3) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to outline his proposals for restructuring and financing the National Drugs Strategy; (4) Deputy John Perry — to ask the Taoiseach if he will make a statement on the introduction of new bilingual recordings for voice annunciators in lifts and prerecorded telephone messages in public buildings including Leinster House; (5) Deputy Dan Neville — the need for further resources for suicide prevention programmes in times of recession; (6) Deputies Joe McHugh, Tom Sheahan and Dinny McGinley — the interpretation of European Council Regulation No. 2371/2002; (7) Deputy Seymour Crawford — that the Minister for Transport should work with the NRA and Monaghan County Council to ensure proper signage, lighting and slip roads at junctions off the N2 road along the recently built 2 plus 1 bypass of Castleblayney town to ensure that no further accidents happen and will he make a statement on the matter; (8) Deputy Charlie O’Connor — the need to examine the building programme [76]in respect of Holy Rosary National School, Ballycragh, Dublin 24; (9) Deputy Mattie McGrath — to ask the Minister for Transport what the National Roads Authority intends to do with the vast amounts of land alongside the new N8 Road in south Tipperary to prevent transient traders from illegally parking on same, if the NRA intends to provide resources to South Tipperary County Council to put measures in place to prevent this illegal parking and if he will make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Ciarán Lynch — the need to finalise a national carer’s strategy; (11) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the urgent need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to bring forward a strategic development zone for the stalled and unfinished housing estates across the north fringe from Belcamp to Baldoyle; if he will establish a taskforce with Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council to investigate all aspects of the pyrite contamination of houses and apartments in parts of this and other areas of north county Dublin and also immediately establish a traceability audit of all materials used from an alleged pyrite contaminated quarry in Dublin 15.

The matters raised by Deputies Ciarán Lynch, Feighan; McHugh, Sheahan and McGinley; and O’Connor have been selected for discussion.

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