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 Catherine Murphy - the need to make amendments to the rent supplement system; (2) Deputy Brendan Ryan - the need to assess coastal erosion at the Burrow, Portrane, County Dublin; (3) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the steps that can be taken to ensure banks pass on additional mortgage interest relief; (4) Deputy Seamus Healy - the need to approve the cancer drug, zytiga, for inclusion under the medical card scheme; (5) Deputy Heather Humphreys - the need to introduce measures to support the pig and poultry industry; (6) Deputy Regina Doherty - the need to relax the liability whereby businesses letting premises are liable for the rates arrears of the previous tenant; (7) Deputy Michael McNamara - the need to introduce measures to contain ash dieback; (8) Deputy Dan Neville - the report of the Ombudsman for Children on bullying; (9) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the urgent need to retain an English as an additional language, EAL, support teaching post at Carrick national school, Ballinlough, County Roscommon; (10) Deputy Alan Farrell - the impact of rising rental prices on future rent supplement rates in Dublin; (11) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the need for the Minister for Communications, Energy and Communications to examine the way in which the Commission for Communications Regulation, ComReg, deals with An Post; (12) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the possibility of inviting President Obama to The Gathering 2013; (13) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the reconfiguration of hospital services in the south east; (14) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the need to halt a proposed 28% HSE cut to Marino Home Help Services, Dublin; (15) Deputy Robert Troy - the omission of the midlands from the advertising of tourism in the American market; (16) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the need to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street with St. Vincent's hospital, on the Elm Park site; and (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need for An Bord Pleanála to engage in the early stages of design of the new children's hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Heather Humphreys; Robert Troy; Brendan Ryan; and Mattie McGrath and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin have been selected for discussion.