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 Pat Breen and Kieran O'Donnell - the need to alleviate the overcrowding in the accident and emergency unit at University Hospital Limerick; (2) Deputies Robert Troy and James Bannon - the need to address the funding crisis currently being experienced by St. Christopher's care centre, Longford; (3) Deputy Jim Daly - the need to reconsider and reduce the water charges for adult dependants; (4) Deputy Niall Collins - the need to address the increase in anti-social behaviour in Dublin city centre; (5) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the need to introduce a cap on the interest that can be charged by moneylender loans; (6) Deputy Derek Nolan - the urgent need for a new emergency department unit at University Hospital Galway; (7) Deputy Noel Coonan - the position regarding the Templemore flood relief scheme; (8) Deputy Róisín Shortall - the need to update regulations under the misuse of drugs legislation to curb the open street trading of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs; (9) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for immediate works to be carried out on the Newcastle West Garda station; (10) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the importance of the retention of the 9% rate of VAT for tourism services; (11) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need for a resolution of the Irish airlines superannuation scheme; (12) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need for an investigation into exploitative worker and tax practices at the publically funded new Kishoge community college project in Lucan, County Dublin; (13) Deputy Brian Stanley - the shortcomings in services for autistic children and their families in County Laois; (14) Deputy Martin Heydon - the national broadband plan with reference to rural areas particularly in County Kildare; (15) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the need to address the difficulties families face in paying their energy bills; (16) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the alleged manipulation of hospital waiting lists; (17) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the funding for disability organisations being reduced on the basis of value for money; (18) Deputy Robert Dowds - the ongoing industrial dispute at the Kishoge community college construction site; (19) Deputy Arthur Spring - the non-adherence to legislation in respect of State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014; (20) Deputy Martin Ferris - Irish Water's position regarding old council houses with lead piping; (21) Deputy Mick Wallace - Part V of the Planning Act regarding the delivery of social housing; (22) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the alleged manipulation of hospital waiting lists; (23) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the worsening disparity in average class sizes from county to county; and (24) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the EU Commission's investigation into the corporate tax rate here and possible deals with certain multinational companies.

The matters raised by Deputies Pat Breen and Kieran O'Donnell, Robert Troy and James Bannon, Noel Coonan and Arthur Spring have been selected for discussion.