Topical Issue Matters

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 1

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  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 Éamon Ó Cuív — the need to ensure the inclusion of a new school building for Clifden Community School, County Galway, in the list of schools in a five-year building programme; (2) Deputy Patrick O’Donovan — the future participation of Irish citizens who are overseas in referendums and elections; (3) Deputy Brendan Smith — the reason that some DEIS band 1 schools particularly schools in Dublin (details supplied) will lose teaching posts in September; (4) Deputy Eoghan Murphy — the attempts being made to locate an Irish citizen missing in Rishikesh, India, since February; (5) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the need for a replacement paediatric neurologist at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick; (6) Deputies Gerald Nash, Terence Flanagan and Seamus Kirk — the need to ensure the retention of jobs in Vodafone in Dundalk and Drogheda, County Louth; (7) Deputy Ann Phelan — delays within the appeals system under the Department of Social Protection and the need to streamline urgent cases; (8) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the loss of 121 jobs in the 14 Game stores across the State and the need to ensure that the workforce are fairly treated and that all customers with accrued credit are fully reimbursed; (9) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin — the need to find an appropriate site for the Dublin City Central Library; (10) Deputy Simon Harris — the need to formalise the referral procedures and after care services in place for the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath — the use of Kickham Barracks, Clonmel, County Tipperary as a Garda station; (12) Deputy Thomas Pringle — the shortage of one and two bedroom apartments for rent in rural areas; (13) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the proposed changes to the community welfare services in the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, Dublin 17; (14) Deputy Kevin Humphreys — the proposed incinerator at Poolbeg, Dublin, and regulation of the waste market; (15) Deputy Niall Collins — payment methods and an information campaign for the household charge; (16) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — the sit-in by staff at Game stores; (17) Deputy Pearse Doherty — the impact of changes in boundaries for school transport for post-primary students particularly in the Finn Valley area of County Donegal; (18) Deputy Tom Hayes — the need to maintain rural Garda stations; (19) Deputy Derek Keating — the need for a dedicated child protection service in view of the [17]recently published report of the Ombudsman for Children; (20) Deputy Brian Stanley — the use of council staff to go door to door encouraging households to pay the household charge; (21) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett — the deferral of the new school building at Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock. Dublin; and (22) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick — sheep worrying in the Cooley Peninsula, County Louth.

The matters raised by Deputies Patrick O’Donovan, Anne Phelan, Thomas Pringle andGerald Nash, Terence Flanagan and Seamus Kirk have been selected for discussion.


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