Topical Issue Matters

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 745 No. 1

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An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Michael Kitt  Zoom on Michael Kitt  I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Billy Kelleher- the plans to bring University Hospital Galway, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, or any other regional hospitals, under the control of private sector consultancy management; (2) Deputy Patrick O’Donovan — the need to prioritise a national dental campaign that involves the appointment of a chief dental officer; (3) Deputy Nicky McFadden — the issue of funding for organisations under the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, specifically St. Hilda’s Services, Athlone, County Westmeath and St. Christopher’s Services, Longford (4) Deputy Paschal Donohoe — the need to strengthen flood prevention and relief plans; (5) Deputy David Stanton — the extension of summer time, daylight saving time; (6) Deputy John O’Mahony — the need to avoid disruption for exam pupils when teachers retire at the end of February 2012; (7) Deputy Mattie McGrath — the possible reduction in services at St. Brigid’s District Hospital, Carrick on Suir, and at Saint Clare’s Unit, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel, County Tipperary; (8) Deputy Terence Flanagan — the need to intervene to have AIB review its decision to put a firm (details supplied) into receivership; (9) Deputy Brendan Griffin — possible changes to the ambulance service in County Kerry; (10) Deputy Seán Kyne — the need to review both the student grant scheme and the back to education allowance; (11) Deputy Shane Ross — funding in respect of minority faith schools; (12) Deputy Simon Harris — the need to address the ongoing needs of thalidomide survivors; (13) Deputy Brendan Smith — the need to approve funding in respect of St. Mary’s boys national school, Belturbet, County Cavan; (14) Deputy James Bannon — the need to designate Longford as a sub-office of the newly amalgamated Longford Westmeath VEC; (15) Deputy Pearse Doherty — the way in which the moneys from the European globalisation fund are being utilised to retrain workers (16) Deputy Seán Kenny — the need to address the ongoing needs of thalidomide survivors; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace — the need for one body to co-[66]ordinate the response of the four local authorities in Dublin in cases of emergencies; and (18) Deputy Peadar Tóibín — the need to prevent the pension levy from reducing the pension of pensioners of Tara Mines.

The matters raised by Deputies David Stanton, Pearse Doherty, Shane Ross and Brendan Smith have been selected for discussion.


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