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 Colm Keaveney - the need to provide a 24-7 ambulance service in Tuam, County Galway; (2) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need to open a new purpose-built 70-bed public nursing home in Inchicore, Dublin; (3) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the need to make provision in budget 2013 for householders in negative equity and specifically those whose homes are too small for their needs; (4) Deputy Áine Collins - the need to maintain a nationwide post office service; (5) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to adopt a flexible approach to ground inspections in view of the bad weather during the summer; (6) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need for strict regulation of the high-energy drinks market; (7) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the way in which the mobility allowance scheme has been administered in view of the recent report of the Ombudsman; (8) Deputy Barry Cowen - the information issued pertaining to the household charge; (9) Deputy Mick Wallace - the imminent recruitment of senior posts for Irish Water; (10) Deputy Clare Daly - the health and cost implications of the delay in the operation of EirGrid's east-west interconnector; (11) Deputy Seamus Healy - the need to approve the cancer drug, zytiga, for inclusion under the medical card scheme; (12) Deputy Joan Collins - the non-implementation of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to the upper age limit for receipt of mobility allowance; (13) Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - the need to commission an up-to-date report on sexual abuse given that it is ten years since the publication of the SAVI report; (14) Deputy John Lyons - the need to improve maternity services for patients at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the proposed closure by means of compulsory purchase order of level crossing XC147, County Tipperary; (16) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to amend the Dr. Neary redress scheme to address the needs of the 30 women left out of the original scheme on grounds of age; (17) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - services on the north side of Dublin for sufferers of cystic fibrosis; (18) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the letters sent to households recently relating to the payment of the household charge; and (19) Deputy Seán Crowe - the letters mistakenly sent to people who had paid the household charge looking for payment.

The matters raised by Deputies Colm Keaveney, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, Paschal Donohoe and Michael Moynihan have been selected for discussion.