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 David Stanton - the need to begin construction on a premises for the amalgamation of two primary schools in Carrigtwohill, County Cork; (2) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to have the current valuation process leading to the calculation of commercial rates in Limerick city and county addressed; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address recent allegations of illegal activity among some companies working under contracts awarded under the school building programme; (4) Deputy Willie Penrose - the need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to take appropriate steps to amend the Protection of Employees (Employers Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 2006 to accommodate informal insolvencies in which the employers stop trading but do not go into actual liquidation or receivership or wind up the company, and thereby preventing employees from accessing the Department of Social Protection's insolvency payment scheme, and to make a statement on the matter; (5) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the independent review of issues relating to symphysiotomy by Judge Yvonne Murphy and the ex gratia redress scheme that was put to the Cabinet on Tuesday, 1 July; (6) Deputy Noel Harrington - the present status of job creation projects in the west Cork region and the recently published NESC report on employment in households; (7) Deputy Seán Crowe - the delays faced by wheelchair users when getting their wheelchairs repaired; (8) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the spate of recent attacks on staff at Kerry General Hospital's psychiatric unit; (9) Deputy Seán Kenny - the inordinate delay in the handing over of 48 apartments at Clare Village, Malahide Road, Dublin 17; (10) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need for the Minister for Social Protection to make provision for use of the free travel pass on the Buncrana to Derry bus route; (11) Deputy Catherine Byrne - the recent announcement by Ulster Bank of its plans to close certain branches; (12) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need for greater enforcement of regulations on tax and insurance in the taxi industry; (13) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need for Irish Water to ensure water meters are fully accessible to those with disabilities; (14) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to report on the up-to-date position of the much-needed Galway city outer bypass; (15) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the ongoing industrial dispute at Cement Roadstone Holdings over proposed pay cuts; and (16) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to approve a proposal by Cavan and Monaghan education and training board for the delivery of training in Cavan and Monaghan from 2015 onwards.

The issues raised by Deputies Brendan Smith, Thomas P. Broughan, Catherine Byrne and Seán Kenny have been selected for discussion.