Dáil Éireann - Volume 599 - 23 March, 2005

Adjournment Debate Matters.

  An Leas-Cheann Comhairle:I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Sargent — that the Minister change current Government policy resulting in many special needs education teaching posts being filled by unrecognised and untrained personnel; (2) Deputy Gormley — the need for the Government to implement its commitment in the programme for Government to reduce class sizes; (3) Deputy Pat Breen — that the Minister take steps in line with the Government manifesto to reduce class sizes in primary schools throughout County Clare; (4) Deputy Neville — construction of a new national school at Kilfinane, County Limerick; (5) Deputy Allen — the decision of the Irish Medicines Board to instruct the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, to suspend all clinical trial related activities for the treatment of leukaemia; (6) Deputy Keaveney — to ask the Minister to discuss the possibility of introducing the stingray system into the Republic for the detection of motor tax offences; (7) Deputy Gilmore — the [1687] case of a constituent who is suffering from vCJD in a Dublin hospital; (8) Deputy Breeda Moynihan-Cronin — the need for the Minister to address the consequences for cancer patients of the lack of an oncology ward in Cork University Hospital; (9) Deputy Rabbitte — the need for a full investigation into the circumstances of the charging of a person (details supplied) in connection with the murder of two women in Grangegorman in 1997; (10) Deputy Cowley — to ask the Minister if he agrees that providing a second terminal at Dublin Airport flies in the face of balanced regional development; (11) Deputy Deenihan — the resignation of an oncologist over the lack of cancer services for 900 cancer patients in Cork and Kerry and the need for the Minister to take a more hands-on approach; and (12) Deputy Broughan — the urgent need to order an inquiry into serious complaints made by a citizen (details supplied) on which the Garda Complaints Board and the Garda Commissioner have yet to report.

The matters raised by Deputies Allen, Cowley, Keaveney and Rabbitte have been selected for discussion.