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 Colm Keaveney - the need to discuss the report from the INTO that almost 40% of pupils in the County Galway are now in classes of 30 or more; (2) Deputies Michael McCarthy, Patrick Nulty and Áine Collins - to discuss the recent unpublished inspection reports into State-funded asylum accommodation centres; (3) Deputy Brian Walsh - the importance of the retention of the reduced 9% VAT rate for the local newspaper industry; (4) Deputy Derek Keating - to discuss the educational needs of a child, details supplied; (5) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the accommodation needs of those in recovery from addiction; (6) Deputy Brian Stanley - to ensure Enterprise Ireland has adequate resources for its existing programmes of work; (7) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need to maintain the utmost security and confidentiality in respect of patient records in our hospitals; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss the proposed package of measures that will be made available to former residents of the Priory Hall complex in Donaghmede, Dublin 13; (9) Deputy Lucinda Creighton - that Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann be given an enhanced role in the scrutiny of EU legislation and policy; (10) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need to maintain a public desk at the departmental office in Roscommon town; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the implications for planned local authority water and wastewater upgrades arising from the move to Irish Water; (12) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the implications for the water services investment programme due to the establishment of Irish Water; (13) Deputies Sandra McLellan and Dessie Ellis - the need to include the M8 among the roads on which heavy goods vehicle tolls are to be lifted for the month of November; (14) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to discuss the introduction of post codes; and (15) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the need to intervene in the industrial dispute at Wallis in Limerick City.

The matters raised by Deputies Willie O'Dea; Thomas P. Broughan; Sandra McLellan and Dessie Ellis; and Michael McCarthy, Patrick Nulty and Áine Collins have been selected for discussion.