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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 5 Dec 2013

Vol. 823 No. 4

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 Ann Phelan - Ireland's position within the United Nations on the devastating situation in the Central African Republic; (2) Deputy James Bannon - the need to tackle the unemployment crisis in Mullingar, County Westmeath; (3) Deputies Finian McGrath, Patrick O'Donovan and Derek Keating - top-up payments at the Central Remedial Clinic in Clontarf, Dublin 3; (4) Deputy Charles Flanagan - the need to ensure an appropriate pathology service at weekends; (5) Deputy Jim Daly - the lack of new routes announced by Cork Airport, despite the recent abolition of the airline travel tax; (6) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to improve structures and funding to meet the demand for Irish-medium education throughout the country; (7) Deputy Catherine Byrne - the need to provide additional funding for Dublin City Council for the refurbishment of old council properties; (8) Deputy Michael McNamara - the destruction of waste chemicals in Shannon; (9) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the need to restore the Christmas bonus for carers, pensioners and those on long-term social welfare payments; (10) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need for a cap on the interest that can be charged on licensed moneylender loans; (11) Deputy Dan Neville - the establishment of a rehabilitation adult mental health service; (12) Deputy Michael Lowry - the difficulties facing parents of children with special needs in south Tipperary in securing school transport; (13) Deputies Willie O'Dea and Clare Daly - recent job losses announced in the pharmaceutical sector; (14) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - NAMA and the reduction in taxpayers' liabilities; and (15) Deputy Mick Wallace - the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan's rebuttal of the assertion made in the report of the Smithwick tribunal that there is a culture of prizing loyalty over honesty within An Garda Síochána.

The matters raised by Deputies Charles Flanagan; Finian McGrath, Patrick O'Donovan and Derek Keating; Willie O'Dea and Clare Daly; and Eamonn Maloney have been selected for discussion.