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 Ann Phelan - engagement by NAMA with local authorities regarding unfinished estates; (2) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need to review the decision to combine the general allocation model and language support in primary schools; (3) Deputy Niall Collins - the need for a review of expenditure to date on the proposed Poolbeg incinerator, including an assessment of the future viability of the proposed facility and the potential financial expense to the taxpayer; (4) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the decision to disband the panel for recruitment to the Dublin fire brigade service; (5) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need to ensure adequate resources are provided for community employment schemes run by the Galway Centre for Independent Living; (6) Deputy Alan Farrell - the decision of FÁS to discontinue all training courses in Balbriggan, County Dublin; (7) Deputy Michael McGrath - the need to ensure the former employees of Bowen Construction Limited receive the full amount of outstanding moneys owing to them; (8) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the status of the Cork-Swansea ferry; (9) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the delays in processing applications for carer's allowance; (10) Deputy Michael McCarthy - the need to connect metropolitan area networks, MANs, currently dormant in the west Cork area; (11) Deputy Derek Keating - the need to maintain adequate funding for drug task forces; (12) Deputy Dan Neville - the need for a national survey of public attitudes to disability; (13) Deputy Noel Harrington - the status of the Bantry bypass, County Cork, and the timetable for its completion; (14) Deputy Seamus Healy - the delays in issuing medical cards from the centralised processing centre in Dublin; (15) Deputy Michael McNamara - the status of the northern distributor road in Limerick; (16) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need to make a payment to EmployAbility West, an organisation supporting the employment of disabled people; (17) Deputy Ciarán Lynch - redundancy payments to the former Vita Cortex workers; (18) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to introduce anti-graffiti initiatives, given the upsurge in such activities in communities across the country; (19) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to tackle obesity; (20) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - curtailment levels applied to wind farm output; (21) Deputy James Bannon - the need to reconsider section 33 in Chapter 11 of Part 10 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; (22) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the increase in fares of public transport companies following the most recent budget; (23) Deputy Joan Collins - the need to reverse the cuts in funding to Cherryfield Resource Centre, Dublin 12; (24) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need for schools to have supports in place to assist students with special educational needs with pre-leaving and pre-junior certificate examinations; (25) Deputy Seamus Kirk - to discuss funding changes to the Leader, early retirement, farm improvement and installation aid schemes; (26) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the violence in Syria; (27) Deputy Martin Ferris - the pupil-teacher ratio in Gaeltacht schools; (28) Deputy Brendan Smith - the number of teachers due to retire at the end of February and the number who will be re-employed until the State examinations; (29) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the need for an appropriate site for the Dublin Central Library; (30) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - the need to prevent human trafficking and identify and assist victims; (31) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to provide a regional breakdown of the number of nursing and other staff expected to leave the Health Service Executive at the end of February; (32) Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett, Joe Higgins, Clare Daly and John Halligan - the need for a public inquiry on the application by Providence Resources to drill for oil and gas on the foreshore in Dublin Bay; and (33) Deputy Mick Wallace - the reduction in the provision of guidance counselling at Gorey community school, County Wexford. The matters raised by Deputies Ann Phelan, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Martin Ferris and Dan Neville has been selected for discussion.