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 Michael McNamara - Lough Derg water extraction plan; (2) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the position regarding Fairis Daniel Heeney; (3) Deputy Barry Cowen - the supply of water in Dublin and surrounding counties; (4) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the deteriorating housing crisis in certain parts of the State; (5) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the supply of water in Dublin and surrounding counties; (6) Deputy Ann Phelan - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities regarding the proposed Grid Link routes; (7) Deputies John O'Mahony and Dara Calleary - the loss of 80 jobs in Ballyhaunis and Kiltimagh, County Mayo; (8) Deputy Denis Naughten - the closure of the acute psychiatric unit in Ballinasloe, County Galway; (9) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to invest in the development of an internationally recognised tourism project by installing the Boyne greenway; (10) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to progress the western arc-western corridor to encompass rail, road, energy and communication links; (11) Deputy Michael McCarthy - the Skibbereen flood relief scheme; (12) Deputy Joe Higgins - the position regarding Fairis Daniel Heeney; (13) Deputy Brendan Smith - the alleged surveillance of Government and civilian communications in Ireland and Europe by US authorities; (14) Deputy Lucinda Creighton - the payment methods for local property tax for 2014; (15) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - cross-compliance and its effect on farmers' single farm payments; (16) Deputy Joan Collins - the position regarding Fairis Daniel Heeney; (17) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities about the proposed Grid Link routes; (18) Deputy Pat Deering - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities about the proposed Grid Link routes; (19) Deputy Paudie Coffey - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities about the proposed Grid Link routes; (20) Deputy Clare Daly - the ongoing water disruption in the greater Dublin area; (21) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the 2010-12 report by the chief inspector of the Department of Education and Skills; (22) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the location of the national children’s hospital; (23) Deputy Sean Fleming - the payment methods for local property tax for 2014; (24) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - the ongoing water disruption in the greater Dublin area; and (25) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the changes in allocation of funding collected from the local property tax.

The matters raised by Deputies Seán Kyne; Charlie McConalogue; John O'Mahony and Dara Calleary; and Peadar Tóibín have been selected for discussion.