Adjournment Debate Matters.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 678 No. 3

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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 Mattie McGrath — issues pertaining to South Tipperary General Hospital; (2) Deputy Leo Varadkar — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to report to the House on the commitment that was given to provide a primary care centre in Corduff, Dublin 15, under the HSE capital programme, noting that little progress has been made to date, and to use her influence to ensure that the project proceeds; (3) Deputy Lucinda Creighton — the urgent need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to delay the Poolbeg planning scheme section 25 process, in light of recent revelations in the financial sector, to allow time for the commercial, financial and legal relationships between the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, Becbay Limited, Anglo Irish Bank and certain developers to be clarified; (4) Deputy Joe McHugh — the need to consider the rates of indirect taxation that apply in Northern Ireland and Britain when policy on indirect taxation in this jurisdiction is being formulated; (5) Deputy Shane McEntee — the need for future road development policy to prioritise the need to improve safety; (6) Deputy Dara Calleary — the difficulties being caused, particularly to farmers in County Mayo, by delays in the payment of grants under the REPS 4 scheme; (7) Deputy James Bannon — the need for the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism to explain why application forms for funding under the 2009 lottery sports grant scheme are not yet available and to outline when he envisages such grants will be paid; (8) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the position regarding the roads programme, in [712]view of recent reports that more than 70 road projects will not be proceeded with; (9) Deputy Dan Neville — the need for a new palliative care unit at St. Ita’s Community Hospital in Newcastle West, County Limerick; (10) Deputy Joe Costello — the need for the Minister for Transport to ensure that two major public transport projects on the north side of Dublin, the metro and the Luas BX/D projects, are completed without delay under Transport 21; (11) Deputy Finian McGrath — the development of cystic fibrosis services in 2009; (12) Deputy Thomas Byrne — the need to review roads policy to give a greater priority to safety; (13) Deputy Tom Hayes — the provision of funds under the RAPID programmes; and (14) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the return of six hangars by SR Technics to the Dublin Airport Authority.

The matters submitted by Deputies Joe McHugh, Thomas P. Broughan, Tom Hayes and Dara Calleary have been selected for discussion.

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