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 Paudie Coffey - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities about the proposed Grid Link routes; (2) Deputies Brian Stanley, Barry Cowen and Kevin Humphreys - the recent water shortage in Dublin and surrounding counties; (3) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need to maintain a public desk at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's office in Roscommon town; (4) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the inquiry into certain allegations at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; (5) Deputy Joan Collins - the position regarding Faris Daniel Heeney; (6) Deputy Joe Higgins - the position regarding Faris Daniel Heeney; (7) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the deteriorating housing crisis in certain parts of the State; (8) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the need to seek a bilateral agreement with the Egyptian authorities to bring home Faris Daniel Heeney; (9) Deputy John Paul Phelan - the need for full engagement by EirGrid on all options under consideration with the communities who have concerns about the proposed Grid Link project routes; (10) Deputy Mick Wallace - the proposed EirGrid Grid Link project to construct pylon corridors throughout the country; (11) Deputy Pat Deering - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with the communities who have real concerns about the proposed Grid Link routes; (12) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - cross-compliance and its effect on farmers' single farm payments; (13) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities about the proposed Grid Link routes; (14) Deputy Ciara Conway - the exclusion criteria which would exempt contraception from the prescription charge; (15) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the changes in allocation of funding collected from the local property tax; and (16) and Deputy Michael Conaghan - the crisis in the social housing stock.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael Conaghan; Deputies Brian Stanley, Barry Cowen and Kevin Humphreys; Deputy Colm Keaveney; and Deputy Paul J. Connaughton have been selected for discussion.