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 Jerry Buttimer – the passing of an anti-gay Bill into law in Uganda; (2) Deputy Paudie Coffey – the need for replacement financial services sector jobs in Waterford; (3) Deputy Timmy Dooley – the need to provide funding for the upgrade of Kilrush marina in County Clare; (4) Deputy Peadar Tóibín – to call on the Minister to provide a housing solution for men, women and their families whose names are on a mortgage but who, through relationship break-up, negative equity or mortgage debt, have lost access to their homes and been forced into homelessness; (5) Deputy Robert Troy – the need to reverse the decision to abolish the subsidy to the bus operator servicing the route between Cavan and Longford; (6) Deputy Terence Flanagan – the need for faster broadband on the north side of Dublin; (7) Deputy Eoghan Murphy – the increase in demand for primary school places in September 2014 in Dublin South East and the proposed response of the Department; (8) Deputies Robert Dowds and Clare Daly – the current situation in Ukraine and the European Union's response; (9) Deputy John O'Mahony – the closing down of five community district offices and 20 community welfare clinics in County Mayo; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath – the need to engage immediately on the threat to rural general practitioners' practices; (11) Deputy Dara Calleary – the closing down of five community district offices and 20 community welfare clinics in County Mayo; (12) Deputy Heather Humphreys – the importance of remembering the 40th anniversary of the death of Senator Billy Fox; (13) Deputy Michael Colreavy – the risk to public health from wind turbine syndrome; (14) Deputy Bernard Durkan – the need to raise with the Minister for Justice and Equality the subject matter of Questions Nos. 192, 193 and 186 of 27 February 2014, with particular reference to the lack of information appertaining to their respective situations, and whether the Minister will make a statement on the matter; (15) Deputy Michael McCarthy – the need for a new scheme to help those adversely affected along the coast by the storms of late; (16) Deputy Brian Stanley – the position regarding Abbeyleix hospital; (17) Deputy Pearse Doherty – the need for the Minister for Health to discuss the lack of a clinical paediatric diabetes nurse for Letterkenny General Hospital; (18) Deputy Joe Higgins – the serious problems for homeless families arising from rising rents and landlords refusing to accept tenants who depend on the rent supplement allowance; (19) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn – the need for the Minister for Health to discuss the lack of a clinical paediatric diabetes nurse for Letterkenny General Hospital; (20) Deputy Sandra McLellan – the negative effect on pay and conditions for social workers of the Child and Family Agency's proposed graduate placement scheme; (21) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh – the effects of the Department of Social Protection's moratorium on the appointment of community enterprise supervisors to ongoing drug rehabilitation projects such as the Lynks project in Inchicore, Dublin 8; and (22) Deputy Dan Neville – the need for the regulation of psychotherapy and counselling services.

The matters raised by Deputies Robert Dowds and Clare Daly; Timmy Dooley; Aengus Ó Snodaigh; and Dan Neville have been selected for discussion.