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 Andrew Doyle - the need for a direct commercial air route between Ireland and Asia as part of national aviation policy; (2) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the decision by the Health Service Executive to withdraw the service of one of the two ambulances that service the Killarney area; (3) Deputy Finian McGrath - cuts to disability services at St. Michael’s House; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the importance for the economy and jobs of retaining the 9% VAT rate for some services; (5) Deputy Ciara Conway - the urgent need for accountability and sanctions for hospitals that are failing to practise simple hand hygiene as per recent HIQA reports; (6) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address the ongoing serious difficulties being experienced by former residents of the Priory Hall complex in Donaghmede, Dublin 13; (7) Deputy Dan Neville - the proposed closure of jewellery manufacturer, Andersen Ireland; (8) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to formulate in the planning code national guidelines for community gain on wind farm, the transmission grid and other energy projects; (9) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future plans for Shaen, Abbeyleix and Mountmellick nursing homes; (10) Deputy Derek Keating - the need to address the increasing problem of bullying in national schools; (11) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need to ensure that the National Council for Special Education extends its deadline for supplementary applications for resource teaching in schools; (12) Deputies Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Anthony Lawlor and Martin Heydon - the need to discuss a community-based solution to the current situation at Newbridge Credit Union; (13) Deputy Barry Cowen - to discuss resolution processes for the residents of Priory Hall, Dublin 13; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - the ongoing problems at Priory Hall, Dublin 13; (15) Deputy Mick Wallace - the ongoing crisis in Priory Hall, Dublin 13; (16) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need to reverse the HSE-imposed cuts to funding for St. Michael's House, Dublin 9; (17) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - the need to develop a national policy on graffiti; (18) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the process of resolution for Priory Hall, Dublin 13; (19) Deputy Robert Troy - the lack of secure custody for young offenders; (20) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to discuss the prospect of industrial action by non-consultant hospital doctors; and (21) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to engage with the local community and employee representatives of Andersen Ireland, to explore all options for saving the jobs in Rathkeale, County Limerick.

The matters raised by Deputies Andrew Doyle; Brian Stanley; Ciara Conway; and Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Anthony Lawlor and Martin Heydon have been selected for discussion.