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 Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the closure of Mount Carmel hospital; (2) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the cuts being implemented regarding the single farm payment; (3) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the terms of the ex gratia scheme and health care for the women of the Magdalen laundries; (4) Deputy Noel Harrington - the effects and implications of the recent adjustments to farm payments with the use of the new mapping system; (5) Deputy Shane Ross - the closure of Mount Carmel hospital; (6) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the continuation of a full-time public health nurse service on Aranmore Island, County Donegal; (7) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the future funding of the Life centre; (8) Deputies Brian Stanley, Seán Crowe, Joan Collins, Catherine Byrne, Barry Cowen and Michael Conaghan - the need for proper regulation and licensing of waste collection and disposal in light of the recent fire at a waste facility in Ballymount industrial estate, Dublin 24; (9) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the continuation of a full-time public health nurse service on Aranmore Island, County Donegal; (10) Deputy Michael P. Kitt - the proposed drainage scheme for Kiltiernan-Ballindereen; (11) Deputy Jerry Buttimer - the development of facilities and allocation of beds at Cork University Hospital for people with cystic fibrosis; (12) Deputy Ciarán Lynch - the need to implement a modification to the medical card review system; (13) Deputy Joe Higgins - staffing levels at Irish Water; (14) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need to reinstate the acute psychiatric beds in St. Luke's acute unit Ballinasloe, County Galway; (15) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the offshore renewable energy development plan; (16) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need to provide an update on the Grid Link project; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the decision to refer the penalty points issue to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission; (18) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the dramatic increase in fatal overdoses by methadone users in 2013; (19) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need to maintain effective service from credit unions; (20) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need for the Government to discuss the ending of community welfare clinics; (21) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the decision by the Minister for Justice and Equality to refer the Garda whistleblowers' allegations to GSOC; (22) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the urgent need to discuss with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the need to preserve the Legion hall in Killester, given the centenary anniversary of the commencement of the Great War; and (23) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the closure of Mount Carmel hospital and potential job losses.

The matters raised by Deputies Jerry Buttimer; Michael P. Kitt; and Brian Stanley, Seán Crowe, Joan Collins, Catherine Byrne, Barry Cowen and Michael Conaghan have been selected for discussion.