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 die-back; (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 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.