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 Joe McHugh - the review of the commonage framework plans; (2) Deputy John O'Mahony - the reason that grants have been suspended by North East Leader Company to community groups in County Mayo and when will payments of grants resume; (3) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the restructuring of the Reserve Defence Force; (4) Deputies John Paul Phelan, Finian McGrath and Michael Creed - the need for a judicial inquiry into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy; (5) Deputy Michael P. Kitt - the need to extend the deadline beyond 31 December 2012 for the house tenant purchase scheme; (6) Deputy Simon Harris - the need to provide a hospice in County Wicklow; (7) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to intervene where subcontractors have been left without payment for completed work on school building projects and where projects are being delayed as a result; (8) Deputy Denis Naughten - the replacement of child benefit with a school attendance payment to curb fraud and to address the need to issue payments to non-resident children; (9) Deputy Derek Keating - the increased incidence of tuberculosis throughout Dublin city and county; (10) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the difficulties being experienced by people working in the building trade who are unable to take up short-term offers of work because of the negative impact this would have on their social welfare entitlements; (11) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to ensure that key teacher and learning resources in DEIS schools and other schools in areas of disadvantage generally will be maintained in budget 2013 and specifically that educational resources will be protected in the parishes of Darndale, Belcamp, Priorswood and Bonnybrook in Coolock, Dublin 17; (12) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the threatened closure of Barnardos, Buckingham Street Family Support Project, Dublin 1; (13) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need to provide additional resources to ambulance and paramedic services in County Donegal; (14) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the current problems with social welfare applications and appeals waiting times; (15) Deputy Brendan Smith - recent violence in the Gaza Strip; (16) Deputy Tom Hayes - the need for a progress report on the amalgamation of Our Lady of Mercy primary school and Cahir Boys national school, County Tipperary; (17) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the need to review the cap on rent supplement and the centralisation process currently being implemented for rent supplement; (18) Deputy Mick Wallace - the problems caused by insufficient guidance hours at Gorey community school, County Wexford; (19) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the acquisition of the Gleeson group by C&C and the concerns for job losses as a result of same; (20) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need to bring forward a package of supports for those children and adolescents suffering with narcolepsy and additional medical complications following vaccination with pandemrix; (21) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the implications that the credit card driver licence might have on existing employment in the photo ID industry; (22) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to reverse the cuts to home helps; (23) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the selection criteria for primary care centres announced as part of the Government stimulation plan; and (24) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the need to discuss Prosper Fingal resource centre across north Dublin for people with intellectual disabilities.

The matters raised by Deputies Patrick O'Donovan; Michael P. Kitt; Pádraig Mac Lochlainn; and John Paul Phelan, Finian McGrath and Michael Creed have been selected for discussion.