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 John O'Mahony - the plans for commencing recruitment to An Garda Síochána; (2) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the teacher needs of the pupils of Scoil Mhuire, Magherarney, Smithborough, County Monaghan; (3) Deputy Simon Harris - the filling of the posts set out in the Health Service Executive service plan 2013 for mental health services; (4) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the filling of the posts set out in the Health Service Executive service plan 2013 for mental health services; (5) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need for improved services for young people with inflammatory bowel disease and furthermore to ensure the provision of a dedicated ward at the new national children's hospital for young people with IBD; (6) Deputy James Bannon - the need to address the unemployment crisis in Mullingar, County Westmeath; (7) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the recent spate of armed robberies along the Border region of Donegal; (8) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the need to review the contract between Dublin City Council and Greyhound Waste; (9) Deputy Michael Lowry - the need to make contact with C&C International to dissuade it from its proposed rationalisation plan; (10) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - an gá atá ann beart práinneach a dhéanamh le cinntiú go mbeidh maoiniú ar fáil ag na naíonraí taobh amuigh den Ghaeltacht an Fómhar seo; (11) Deputy Brendan Smith - the discussions held with the Northern Executive and British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to ongoing violence in Northern Ireland; (12) Deputy Clare Daly - the High Court action taken by a person over their right to secure a home birth; (13) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to honour the programme for Government commitments on home helps; (14) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the position regarding the victims of thalidomide; and (15) Deputy Joan Collins - the 1,000 interns that have been working for less than the legal minimum wage since January this year.

The matters raised by Deputies John O'Mahony, Gerald Nash, Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Michael Lowry have been selected for discussion.