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Topical Issue Matters

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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Acting Chairman (Deputy Joanna Tuffy): Information on Joanna Tuffy Zoom on Joanna Tuffy 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 Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the work to rule by psychiatric nurses at the children and adolescent mental health inpatient unit, Merlin Park, Galway; (2) Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor — the need to allow persons access to part of their pension savings; (3) Deputy Michael McNamara — the northern distributor road in Limerick; (4) Deputy Kevin Humphreys — the delays in processing applications for carer’s allowance; (5) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy — the need to prevent human trafficking into this country and, in particular, the need to identify and assist those trafficked for prostitution; (6) Deputy Seamus Healy — the reason that advertisements have been placed in local newspapers seeking to lease property in Clonmel, Mullingar and Cavan for use by the Reserve Defence Force; (7) Deputy Pearse Doherty — the impact of changes in boundaries for school transport in respect of post-primary students particularly in rural areas; (8) Deputy Derek Keating — the need to maintain adequate funding for drugs task forces; (9) Deputy Joan Collins — the need to reverse the cuts in funding to Cherryfield Resource Centre, Dublin 12; (10) Deputy Michael McCarthy — the need to connect MAN that are currently dormant in the west Cork area; (11) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív — the need to ensure adequate resources are provided to community employment schemes run by the Galway Centre for Independent Living; (12) Deputy Michelle Mulherin — the decision of the single electricity market committee to grandfather curtailment levels applied to wind farm output; (13) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl — the need to review the decision to close the Irish Embassy in the Vatican; (14) Deputy John Lyons — marriage equality in the context of the upcoming constitutional convention; (15) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Healy-Rae — the need for banks to lend to businesses; (16) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan — the operation and funding of the anti-litter and anti-graffiti awareness grant scheme; (17) Deputy James Bannon — the need to reconsider section 33 in Chapter 11 of Part 10 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; (18) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin — the need to find an appropriate site for the Dublin city central library; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis — the imposition of fare increases by public transport companies; (20) Deputy Mick Wallace — the reduction in the provision of guidance counselling at Gorey community school, County Wexford; and (21) Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett and John Halligan — the Providence Resources application for a foreshore licence in Dublin Bay.

The matters raised by Deputies Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Pearse Doherty and Michael McCarthy have been selected for discussion.


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