Topical Issue Matters

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 Paschal Donohoe — the need to provide funding and commence construction work on regeneration projects at O'Devaney Gardens and Dominick Street, Dublin; (2) Deputy Dan Neville — the increase in persons presenting to hospitals due to deliberate self harm; (3) Deputy Olivia Mitchell — the need for consistency and clarity in all regions on the eligibility criteria for JobBridge particularly in relation to graduates signing on for credits; (4) Deputy Michael McNamara — the Revenue loss to the Exchequer arising from an increase in off licence sales and a decrease in on-premisea consumption; (5) Deputy Shane Ross — the possible implementation of cuts in funding to minority faith schools; (6) Deputy John O'Mahony — the need to avoid disruption for exam pupils when teachers retire at the end of February 2012; (7) Deputy Brendan Griffin — possible changes to the ambulance service in County Kerry; (8) Deputy Charlie McConalogue — the provision of out of hours GP care in the north west and specifically proposed changes in the NoWDOC service; (9) Deputy Terence Flanagan — the need to intervene to have AIB review its decision to put a firm, details supplied, into receivership with the loss of 36 jobs; (10) Deputy Eoghan Murphy — the need to deal with emergency planning to deal with severe weather in the Dublin region following yesterday's flooding; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley — ambulance services in County Laois; (12) Deputy Billy Timmins — the emergency response to the sudden flash floods in the greater Dublin area; (13) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin — the establishment of a compensation scheme for victims of floods in Dublin; (14) Deputy Clare Daly — the need to address the problems in paediatric rheumatology cover at Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin; (15) Deputy Kevin Humphreys — the need to assist those affected by the recent flooding in Leinster and particularly in Dublin; (16) Deputy Seán Kyne — the need to review both the student grant scheme and the back to education allowance; (17) Deputy Joe Costello — the need to provide a comprehensive response to the flood crisis in Dublin; (18) Deputy Gerry Adams — overcrowding in the emergency department of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth and in particular the need to screen patients and staff following a patient with TB being on a trolley for five days; and (19) Deputy Finian McGrath — flooding in Donnycarney, Fairview, Elm Mount, Artane, and Clontarf areas of Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Olivia Mitchell, Michael McNamara, Charlie McConalogue and Gerry Adams have been selected for discussion.