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 Peadar Tóibín - the need to legislate for the placing of all 400 kV cables underground; (2) Deputy Billy Timmins - to ask the Minister for Finance the reason the Government decided not to avail of a future precautionary credit line for Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (3) Deputy John Paul Phelan - the need for full engagement by EirGrid on all options under consideration with the communities which have concerns about the proposed GridLink project routes; (4) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need to fill vacancies in the speech and language therapy services to the rehabilitation centre St. Patrick's Hospital and community care in Waterford city; (5) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - the need to provide grant aid for the installation of renewable energy products; (6) Deputy Paudie Coffey - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities on the proposed GridLink routes; (7) Deputy Mary Lou McDonald - the decision by a majority of ESB union members to vote for strike action; (8) Deputies Robert Dowds, Jack Wall, Seán Crowe, Clare Daly and Emmet Stagg - the threat to jobs at Lufthansa Technik and Pratt and Whitney Aerospace; (9) Deputy Pat Deering - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with the communities which have real concerns about the proposed GridLink routes; (10) Deputy Gerald Nash - the absence at local authority level of guidelines on the introduction of through-floor lifts in housing adaptations; (11) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with the communities which have real concerns about the proposed GridLink routes; (12) Deputy Seamus Kirk - the withdrawal of EU funding for the Narrow Water bridge project; (13) Deputy Denis Naughten - the decision by a majority of ESB union members to vote for strike action; (14) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the current status of the 35 proposed primary care centres announced in July 2012; (15) Deputy Derek Keating - the uncovering of a fuel laundering plant in a commercial premises in rural Waterford; (16) Deputy Gerry Adams - the funding of the Narrow Water bridge project; (17) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the celebrations planned to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf; (18) Deputy Seán Kenny - the disruption of Dublin DART services owing to a bridge strike; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the planned demolition of unfinished estates; (20) Deputy Kevin Humphreys - the overspend of over €20 million on client services and public relations related to the Poolbeg incinerator; (21) Deputy Pat Breen - the need to include Ennis, County Clare in the list of primary care centres; (22) Deputy Mick Wallace - the ordering back to port of fishing vessels at Kilmore Quay, County Wexford; (23) Deputy Sean Fleming - the payment of salary top-ups to senior staff in various areas of the health service; (24) Deputy Robert Troy - the reports by the national review panel for serious incidents and child deaths; and (25) Deputy Barry Cowen - the demolition of certain ghost estates.

The matters raised by Deputies Sean Fleming; Pat Breen, Robert Dowds, Jack Wall, Seán Crowe, Clare Daly and Emmet Stagg; and Derek Keating have been selected for discussion.