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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 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 Seán Ó Fearghaíl — the current situation in respect of residents of Priory Hall, Dublin; (2) Deputy Niall Collins — the recently published An Taisce State of the Nation: Ireland’s Planning System 2000-2010 study; (3) Deputy James Bannon — the need to review the cut in funding to St. Christopher’s Services, Longford; (4) Deputy John O’Mahony — the selection criteria for appointments of supervisors of State examinations; (5) Deputy Seán Crowe — the need to tackle child poverty in view of the findings of the NUI Galway survey titled Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children; (6) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae — proposed new fees at six fisheries harbours, Castletownbere, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs, Rossaveal and Dingle; (7) Deputy Simon Harris — the need to improve facilities at Greystones Garda station, County Wicklow; (8) Deputy Pat Deering — Garda resources in County Carlow; (9) Deputy Denis Naughten — the need to take action to alleviate the rising cost of fuel; (10) Deputy Derek Keating — the need to put in place emergency response procedures following recent deaths at a private nursing home in County Donegal; (11) Deputy Robert Troy — the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to reverse his recent decision regarding the pupil-teacher ratio; (12) Deputies Patrick Nulty and Brian Stanley — the establishment of Irish Water as a State-owned subsidiary of Bord Gáis Éireann and the proposed installation of domestic water meters; (13) Deputy Martin Ferris — the operation of mortgage lenders who have bankruptcy and criminal convictions; (14) Deputy Timmy Dooley — the need for a replacement paediatric neurologist at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick; (15) Deputy Willie O’Dea — the dispute at Irish Cement following its failure to follow the Labour Court recommendations; (16) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív — the provision of a new school building for Clifden community school, County Galway, in the list of schools in a five year building programme; (17) Deputy Terence Flanagan — the need to freeze mortgages on Priory Hall, Dublin, so residents can avoid being forced into insolvency or bankruptcy; (18) Deputy Paschal [16]Donohoe — the need to speed up the processing of applications in respect of carer’s allowance and carer’s benefit; (19) Deputy Brendan Griffin — the proposed increases in harbour fees; (20) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett — the postponement of the new school building at Newpark comprehensive school, Dublin, until 2015; and (21) Deputy Michael McGrath — the need to bring forward a specific employment plan for those who have been already been made redundant and will become redundant in the financial services sector.

The matters raised by Deputies John O’Mahony, Robert Troy, Denis Naughten and Patrick Nulty and Brian Stanley have been selected for discussion.

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