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 Patrick O'Donovan - the future participation of Irish citizens who are overseas in referendums and elections; (2) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the rights of intruders to private property vis-à-vis the rights of their victims; (3) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the need to address the ongoing uncertainty regarding the proposed incinerator at Poolbeg, Dublin; (4) Deputy Barry Cowen - ambulance service facilities in County Offaly; (5) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the decision to disband the panel for recruitment to the Dublin fire brigade service; (6) Deputies Simon Harris and Alex White - the ongoing situation in Syria; (7) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address the problems being experienced by residents of Belmayne Estate, Dublin 13; (8) Deputy Olivia Mitchell - the provision of health funded training, education and activation services in respect of disabled school leavers; (9) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need for RTÉ to televise this year’s National Famine Commemoration; (10) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - the need to prevent human trafficking; (11) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the need to address the ongoing uncertainty regarding the proposed incinerator at Poolbeg, Dublin; (12) Deputy Pat Deering - the need to maintain adequate mental health services in the Carlow area; (13) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need to reverse the decision to close Lifford Community Hospital, County Donegal; (14) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the provision of adequate home care in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; (15) Deputy Regina Doherty - the effects of the changes announced in circular 2012/12; (16) Deputy James Bannon - the need to reconsider the position regarding section 23; (17) Deputy Joan Collins - the cut in allowances paid to newly qualified teachers; (18) Deputy Tom Hayes - the need to fast-track medical card applications for cancer patients; (19) Deputy Ciara Conway - the extension of the JobBridge scheme to lone parents and persons with disabilities; (20) Deputy Martin Ferris - the granting of mortgage lending licences to persons with criminal convictions; (21) Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor - the need to highlight pro-eating disorder websites; (22) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to involve the State’s industrial relations agencies to resolve the dispute at Lagan Brick, Kingscourt, County Cavan; (23) Deputy Mary Lou McDonald - the need for Gaelscoil Bharra, Dublin 7 to get a permanent school building; (24) Deputy Mick Wallace - the sale of State assets; (25) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the decision to refuse planning permission for the national children’s hospital; (26) Deputy Clare Daly - cuts in allowances and starting pay for newly qualified teachers; (27) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the forced redundancy dispute in Rehab recycling, Galway; (28) Deputy Michael McNamara - the need to deduct at source the collection of local authority rents from tenants; (29) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the Providence Resources foreshore application to drill in Dublin Bay; and (30) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the need to reinstate higher levels of rent assistance payments.

The matters raised by Deputies Olivia Mitchell, Barry Cowen, Tom Hayes and Simon Harris and Alex White have been selected for discussion.