Topical Issue Matters

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 763 No. 2

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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 John McGuinness — the practices of the special investigation unit of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and their impact on companies doing business; (2) Deputy Ann Phelan — the need to preserve information contained on heel prick cards; (3) Deputy Robert Dowds — the need for a refund mechanism for returned glass and plastic containers [275]as a way of tackling our litter problem; (4) Deputies Michael Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris — the proposed increases in harbour fees at Castletownbere, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs, Rossaveal and Dingle; (5) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the proposed increase in clamping charges; (6) Deputy Seamus Kirk — the proposed strike action by Vodafone workers in Dundalk, County Louth, and Dublin; (7) Deputy Michael P. Kitt — the development of the Gort to Tuam motorway in County Galway; (8) Deputy James Bannon — the need to review the cut in funding to St. Christopher’s Services, Longford; (9) Deputy Kevin Humphreys — the need to establish an advisory task force to examine the problems discovered in multi-unit developments; (10) Deputy Joan Collins — the transfer of Vodafone jobs away from Dublin and Dundalk, County Louth; (11) Deputy Charlie McConalogue — the provision of adequate levels of staffing at the offices of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Raphoe, County Donegal; (12) Deputy Alex White — the need to introduce legislation in respect of periodic payment orders; (13) Deputy Joanna Tuffy — the proposed closure of the London bureau of RTE; (14) Deputy Michelle Mulherin — the need to designate DEIS status to Inver national school, County Mayo; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath — the funding situation for the independent commercial radio sector and the need to review the distribution of the licence fee for independent broadcasters; (16) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the need to put in place adequate services in the health system for the treatment of eating disorders; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett — the postponement of the new school building at Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Dublin, until 2015; (18) Deputy Clare Daly — the dispute between former employees of H.W. Wilson and the company, whereby the company has refused to act on a Labour Court recommendation; (19) Deputy Mick Wallace — the way in which appointments are made to An Bord Pleanála, in view of the report of the Institute of Directors in Ireland on appointments to State boards; (20) Deputy Willie O’Dea — criminal gang activity in prisons; and (21) Deputy Niall Collins — the need for the banks to participate in the resolution process for the residents of Priory Hall, Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Ann Phelan; Willie O’Dea; Michelle Mulherin; and Michael Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris have been selected for discussion.

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