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 Paudie Coffey - the need for funding of rural development and Leader programmes and the future for these development partnerships; (2) Deputy Simon Harris - the need for a review of the rental accommodation scheme; (3) Deputy Pat Deering - the implications of proposed cuts to Carlow regional youth work services; (4) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need for supports to be given to persons suffering from narcolepsy and other medical complications following vaccination with pandemrix; (5) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the proposed closure of Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain, Buncrana, County Donegal; (6) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - changes in the calculation criteria in respect of eligibility for a medical card; (7) Deputy Derek Nolan - the impact of recent Central Bank of Ireland guidelines on the ability of credit unions to lend short-term finance to their members; (8) Deputy Michael McNamara - the regulation of small food businesses - a barrier to growth and employment; (9) Deputy Brian Stanley - the implications of the HSE report on Shaen and Abbeyleix public nursing homes, County Laois; (10) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the introduction of parking charges at Howth Harbour, Dublin; (11) Deputy Noel Harrington - the need to extend, in respect of primary schools on offshore islands, the qualifying date for minimum enrolment of eight pupils from 30 September 2012 to 30 April 2013; (12) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the need to put a ferry in place to transport livestock to and from Dursey Island, County Cork; (13) Deputy Barry Cowen - the delay in the construction of new accommodation for Scoil Bhríde, Edenderry, and Gaelscoil Eadon Doire, County Offaly; (14) Deputy Tom Hayes - the need to include south Tipperary in the final phase for the provision of high speed broadband; (15) Deputy John O'Mahony - the need to locate a passport office in the west of Ireland; (16) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the need to discuss the OECD report on the Irish pension system commissioned by the Minister for Social Protection; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the auditing of school building projects; (18) Deputy Brendan Smith - the US Supreme Court decision to release the Boston College Belfast oral history project archive; (19) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the plan to downgrade accident and emergency services at Loughlinstown hospital, County Dublin; and (20) Deputy Clare Daly - the implications of the public sector recruitment embargo on the closure of Fingal County Council libraries.

The matters raised by Deputies Paudie Coffey, Derek Nolan, Willie O'Dea and Richard Boyd Barrett, have been selected for discussion.