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) Deputies Sandra McLellan and Noel Harrington - ambulance services in west Cork; (2) Deputy Joe McHugh - cross-Border cardiac services in the north west; (3) Deputy Niall Collins - waste management costs for households in the Dublin area; (4) Deputy Colm Keaveney - proposed anti-homosexual laws in the Ukraine; (5) Deputy Joan Collins - a separate cystic fibrosis hospital building on the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin; (6) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the problems being experienced by Irish trainee pilots in Florida; (7) Deputy Regina Doherty - the sale of cheap alcohol; (8) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the ESRI report on the financial transactions tax; (9) Deputy James Bannon - the need to provide adequate funding to St Christopher's Services, Longford; (10) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the impact on those employed in the photo ID business of introducing driver's licences in credit card format; (11) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to make provision for two intermediate care teams in north and south Mayo to allow for better use of acute hospital resources; (12) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to establish a national strategy for the development of the horticulture industry; (13) Deputy Martin Ferris - the labour dispute in County Tipperary involving Balfour Beatty; (14) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the transfer of Bord Gáis operations to Balfour Beatty CLG and the security of employment following the transfer; (15) Deputy Michael McGrath - the future of the 4th Infantry Battalion in Collins Barracks, Cork; and (16) Deputy Michael Conaghan - the growing problem of street crime in Dublin city centre. The matters raised by Deputies Conaghan, Dooley, McHugh and McLellan have been selected for discussion.