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) Deputies Lucinda Creighton and Peter Mathews - the need to ensure parental choice for secondary schools is preserved; (2) Deputies Pat Breen and Kieran O'Donnell - the need to alleviate the overcrowding in the accident and emergency unit at University Hospital Limerick; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the programme and targets in relation to the future strategic infrastructure required for Dublin city and Fingal county; (4) Deputy Robert Troy - the need to address the funding crisis currently being experienced by St. Christopher's Care Centre, Longford; (5) 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; (6) Deputy Brendan Smith - the decision by RTE to end long-wave radio transmissions; (7) Deputy Seamus Kirk - the claims that a fifth of members the Defence Forces are affected by poverty; (8) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need to introduce a cap on the interest that can be charged in moneylender loans; (9) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the European Commission's investigation into the corporate tax rate here and possible deals with certain multinational companies; (10) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the appointment procedure for members of State boards; (11) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to review the funding application decision for Connemara community radio; (12) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the measures in place to tackle the misuse of small off-road vehicles in public parks and green areas; (13) Deputy Noel Coonan - the need to allocate funding towards the provision of additional staff to Teagasc; (14) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to review Part V of the Planning Act in relation to the delivery of social housing; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - the severe cuts being proposed for thousands of members of the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme in Dublin, Cork and Shannon; (16) Deputy Joan Collins - the proposed redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy; (17) Deputy Helen McEntee - the increase in the retention fee for members of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; (18) Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor - the need to abolish the 0.6% pension levy; and (19) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to put in place new educational facilities for All Hallows College, Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Lucinda Creighton and Peter Mathews; Pat Breen and Kieran O'Donnell; Robert Troy; and Dessie Ellis have been selected for discussion.