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 Timmy Dooley - the need to examine the VAT rate for tourism related services to the coach and bus sector; (2) Deputy Joe Higgins - the failure to make funding available for an extension to Castleknock community college, Dublin; (3) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - the need for the water meters that will be installed to be compatible with those meters already in place; (4) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the proposal to introduce parking charges at Howth harbour, Dublin 13; (5) Deputies Seán Crowe and Clare Daly - the lack of adequate fire safety in an affordable housing development at Foxford Court in Lucan, County Dublin; and (6) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the shortage of fodder due to the prolonged period of bad weather.

The matters raised by Deputies Timmy Dooley; Anthony Lawlor; Seán Crowe and Clare Daly; and Joe Higgins have been selected for discussion.