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27A and the name of the Member in each case; (1) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to confirm whether evidence was withdrawn before the publication of the 2009 Coffey report into the Stardust tragedy; (2) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to respond to the campaign for a new Educate Together secondary school in respect of the Dublin 1, 3, 7 and 9 area; (3) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to examine the entitlements of travelling companions of patients being treated under the treatment abroad scheme; (4) Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need for the State to address immediately the needs of the surviving victims of thalidomide; (5) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for the introduction of changes to the social welfare code that will allow for the provision of social insurance cover in respect of self-employed persons; (6) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the use of the examinership process by businesses such as Accessorize, Monsoon and B&Q to deal with the issues of rents, and its impact on workers; (7) Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly - the need to provide mortgage arrears resolution targets and guidelines for the credit institutions not covered by the mortgage arrears resolution targets announced on 13 March 2013; (8) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to direct EirGrid to implement Smart Grid technical solutions as a pilot project to stretch the network capacity and minimise constraints in north Mayo and to facilitate the number of wind and biomass electricity generating projects; (9) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need to reverse the 58% reduction to the Waterford County Council disability grant; (10) Deputy Michael McNamara - bank confidentiality agreements and mortgage debt relief; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - the effects of cuts to children's dental and orthodontic services in County Laois; (12) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the payscales of Bank of Ireland directors and the need for the Minister for Finance to use his shareholding to address this; (13) Deputy Ciarán Lynch - the remuneration packages of the directors and management of Bank of Ireland and other covered institutions; (14) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy reached last night; (15) Deputy Mick Wallace - the impact of the crisis in Cyprus on Ireland and the rest of Europe; (16) Deputy Clare Daly - the bonuses paid to senior bank officials; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the need to take action on the pay of top banking executives; and (18) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need to ensure the basic safety and shelter of all potential rough sleepers.

The matters raised by Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Seán Ó Feargháil; Gerald Nash; Patrick O'Donovan; and Éamon Ó Cuív have been selected for discussion.