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 Mattie McGrath - the impact of the public procurement policy on the school supply sector; (2) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the need to ensure that there is a fair, transparent and modern enrolment process for primary schools; (3) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the proposed closure of Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain, Buncrana, County Donegal; (4) Deputy John O'Mahony - the need to locate a passport office in the west of Ireland; (5) Deputy Joe Higgins - whether the Minister for Social Protection has new policy proposals consequent on her statement that Ireland has reached its limits of austerity; (6) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - special treatment services for cancer patients in County Mayo; (7) Deputy Joan Collins - the decision by the NCPE not to make pirfenidone available to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; (8) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the need to provide sufficient funding in humanitarian aid to Syria; (9) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the introduction of parking charges at Howth Harbour, Dublin; (10) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the annual report of the Revenue Commissioners, 2012; (11) Deputy David Stanton - the need for further educational places in Midleton and Carrigtwohill, County Cork; (12) Deputy Derek Keating - the need for a review of measures to combat the availability of illegal drugs; (13) Deputy Barry Cowen - the delay in the construction of new accommodation for Scoil Bhríde, Edenderry, and Gaelscoil Eadon Doire, County Offaly; (14) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the future of the A5 route linking Dublin and the north west; (15) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need to provide young people in emergency accommodation with sufficient financial support in order to aid them in finding homes and moving on with education or employment; (16) Deputy Clare Daly - the implications of the public sector recruitment embargo on the closure of Fingal County Council libraries; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the need to make the lung fibrosis drug available for terminally ill patients; and (18) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the announcement by AIB of an increase in interest rates on variable rate mortgages.

The matters raised by Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Eoghan Murphy, Charlie McConalogue and Thomas P. Broughan have been selected for discussion.