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 John O'Mahony - the effects of procedures used by North East Leader Company, County Mayo on funding following the investigation by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government; (2) Deputy Liam Twomey - the need to reduce orthopaedic outpatient waiting times for patients in the south east; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to improve the services on the northside of Dublin for sufferers of cystic fibrosis; (4) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for legislation and regulations to cover the provision of professional home care for elderly and vulnerable people; (5) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the steps that can be taken to ensure that banks pass on the additional mortgage interest relief; (6) Deputy James Bannon - the potential national fallout of the loss of approximately 100 jobs at Ericsson, Athlone, County Westmeath; (7) Deputy Pat Breen - the recent changes in eligibility criteria for participants on community employment schemes, particularly those in the Kilrush and Ballyea areas of County Clare; (8) Deputy Tom Fleming - the effects of the changes in the management of commonages across the country; (9) Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - the issue of files being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions with regard to turfcutting on SAC designated bogs; (10) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the negative impact of the proposed alignment of the 52 local development companies with local authorities; (11) Deputy Robert Troy - the Supreme Court's finding in relation to the recent referendum on the rights of children; (12) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the delay in the payment of compensation to victims of floods in 2009; (13) Deputy Finian McGrath - the need for a commission of investigation into the murder in 1985 of Fr. Niall Molloy; (14) Deputy Derek Keating - the need to take action to deal with the increased incidences of tuberculosis in Dublin; (15) Deputy Michael McNamara - measures to contain ash die back; (16) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need to ensure that payments and arrears of family income supplement are made in advance of Christmas; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to examine the legislation relating to cannabis use in Ireland; (18) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the need to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street with Saint Vincent's hospital, on the Elm Park site; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need to address issues with the rent supplement scheme, particularly in view of the report on the matter by Focus Ireland; (20) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - ongoing events between Israel and Gaza; and (21) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the increasing cost of private health insurance.

The matters raised by Deputies Pat Breen, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Liam Twomey and Kevin Humphreys have been selected for discussion.