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 Willie Penrose - the need to introduce legislation to enable periodic payments to be made in respect of personal injuries awards in catastrophic injuries; (2) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the need to retain the Aer Arann service to the Aran Islands; (3) Deputy Simon Harris - the need for hospice facilities in County Wicklow; (4) Deputy James Bannon - the potential national fallout from the loss of approximately 100 jobs at Ericsson, Athlone, County Westmeath; (5) 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; (6) Deputies Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris - the need to establish a State body to co-ordinate and maximise the potential of the oil industry here; (7) Deputy Derek Keating - the increased incidences of tuberculosis throughout Dublin city and county; (8) Deputy John McGuinness - the need to set up an inquiry into the sudden death of a young man following knee surgery in Kilkenny orthopaedic hospital; (9) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to reverse the cuts in home help hours; (10) Deputy Áine Collins - the proposed changes in services for special needs schools in relation to multidisciplinary disability services for children aged five to eight years; (11) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need to involve the Irish diaspora in the Constitutional Convention; (12) Deputy Clare Daly - the termination of motoring offences by members of An Garda Síochána; (13) Deputy Mick Wallace - the termination of penalty points by members of An Garda Síochána; (14) Deputy Niall Collins - the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement to Dáil Éireann on the report he has received from An Garda Síochána into allegations of some people having their penalty points written off; (15) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the future of the subsidy to Aer Aran services to the Aran islands; (16) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for lands owned by Shannon Development in Limerick to be transferred to the local authority as part of any restructuring of Shannon Airport and Shannon Development; (17) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the number of grant applications processed to date by the higher education grant SUSI system; (18) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the urgent need for the Central Bank of Ireland to clarify if it stands over its code of conduct for business lending to small and medium enterprises; (19) Deputy Joan Collins - the termination of motoring offences by members of An Garda Síochána; (20) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - Israeli plans to build in the West Bank; and (21) Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - the termination of penalty points by members of An Garda Síochána.

The matters raised by Deputies Willie Penrose; Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris; Simon Harris; and John McGuinness have been selected for discussion.