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 Michael Moynihan - the need to address poor broadband service on the Banteer exchange, County Cork; (2) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Health Service Executive to put in place an early access programme for patients with hepatitis C to new direct-acting anti-virals; (3) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to address issues regarding his direction to the Commission for Aviation Regulation on 15 September 2014; (4) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to examine the Labour Court recommendation of 2008 in respect of pension payments for community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors; (5) Deputy Derek Nolan - the need for a new emergency department unit at University Hospital Galway; (6) Deputy Brian Walsh - delays to the commencement of flood prevention works on the River Clare, County Galway; (7) Deputy Seán Crowe - the need to address concerns over cuts to funding for the school completion programme in officially designated disadvantaged areas; (8) Deputy Dan Neville - the bypass of Adare village, County Limerick; (9) Deputies Paul J. Connaughton and Brendan Griffin - the need to review the appeals process for the allocation of teachers to small schools; (10) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to discuss the role of Ireland in the devolution of powers to Northern Ireland following the Scottish referendum result; (11) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need for Irish Water to ensure that water meters are fully accessible to those with disabilities; (12) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need to reform the direct provision system; (13) Deputy Jim Daly - the need to double the capacity at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, to facilitate the treatment of up to 120 patients with spinal deformity each year; (14) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the need to address concerns that the decline in income and resources at the National Library of Ireland is impacting on the quality and preservation of its collection; (15) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to commence the Claregalway drainage scheme; (16) Deputy Róisín Shortall - the need to review the medical card guidelines and procedures relating to the assessment of those over 70; (17) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the need to address the conditions in Kinsale Road reception and accommodation centre, Cork; (18) Deputy Frank Feighan - the need to include Cloonakilla national school, Bealnamulla, County Roscommon, in the school building programme; (19) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to address homeowners' expenses under the terms of the pyrite remediation scheme; (20) Deputy Pat Breen - the need to provide additional funding to maintain services at the North West Clare Family Resource Centre, County Clare; and (21) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to introduce a new tax on zoned development land banking.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul J. Connaughton and Brendan Griffin; Frank Feighan; Catherine Murphy; and Robert Troy have been selected for discussion.