Adjournment Debate Matters.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 701 No. 2

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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 Leo Varadkar — the construction and completion of the N2-N3 link road; (2) Deputy Alan Shatter — to raise on the adjournment that immediate action be taken by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in accordance with the Children First: Child Protection Guidelines and arising out of the Minister’s reply to Question No. 4 on 10 December 2009, to facilitate the return to this State of the mother of Faruq Adetokunbo Sanusitoyin who is currently in his fourth temporary foster care placement, pursuant to a care order granted to the HSE, arising out of the deportation of his mother so as to facilitate his being reunited with his mother and that the Minister exercise his discretion to permit the mother to remain in the State to take care of him; (3) Deputy Joe Costello — proposals for the metering of water in family homes; (4) Deputy Emmet Stagg — the site on which the Waterways housing estate in Sallins, County Kildare, was developed; (5) Deputy Andrew Doyle — the future of the horticulture industry in Ireland; (6) Deputy Chris Andrews — the increase in burglaries and related offences and the need for the consideration of mandatory sentencing in cases when the victims are elderly persons; (7) Deputy Liz McManus — the need to hold a public inquiry into the granting of a waste licence at Ballybeg, County Wicklow; (8) Deputy Ulick Burke — the urgent need for the Minister for Education and Science to indicate when he will allow Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, County Galway, after a ten-year wait, to go to construction of the required extension and provision of a general purpose hall-physical education hall for its 540 students; (9) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the urgent need for the Minister to fully report to Dáil Éireann on why cutbacks of up to 30% in funding have been sanctioned in 2010 for Sphere 17 and RASP programmes in Dublin 17, which provide essential community programmes, including educational, health, art, drug outreach and counselling programmes and support for the local travelling community, and given the appalling effect these cutbacks will have on the local north Coolock communities; if the Minister would also indicate if the Government is planning to end completely funding for these vital programmes in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Jimmy Deenihan — the problem of processing REPS 4 plans because the computer method of calculating Chemical P is leading to these plans failing Department checks; (11) Deputy Róisín Shortall — the urgent need to reinstate the funding of those projects which were mainstreamed by the Department of Education and Science in local drugs task force areas in view of the preventative nature of these projects; and (12) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the need to reform the regulations regarding age qualification for the free preschool year in early childhood care and education.

The matters raised by Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Chris Andrews, Liz McManus and Emmet Stagg have been selected for discussion.

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