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 Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the need to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British Government against the so-called "hooded men"; (2) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's interpretation of its code of fairness, objectivity and impartiality in news and current affairs; (3) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the progress made to make EpiPens more available and to increase public awareness; (4) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the processing of medical card applications in the primary care reimbursement service; (5) 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; (6) Deputy Lucinda Creighton - the need to intervene to ensure an equitable solution to the ongoing Irish airlines superannuation scheme dispute; (7) Deputy Seán Crowe - the need to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British Government against the so-called "hooded men"; (8) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the need for a multidisciplinary team to be reinstated at St. Francis's special school, Beaufort, County Kerry; (9) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to implement immediately the recommendations of the Internet content governance advisory group report; (10) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the need for the officially agreed terms and conditions for future fixed period promotions for the members of the 9th potential officer class to be adhered to; (11) Deputy Finian McGrath - the need to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British Government against the so-called "hooded men"; (12) Deputy Seán Kenny - the situation at Cappagh Hospital regarding the opening of operating theatres; (13) Deputy David Stanton - the operation and functions of the Private Residential Tenancies Board, particularly its role in resolving disputes between tenants and landlords; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - the appointment of the head of the new policing authority; and (15) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the announcement yesterday by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government of the Government's social housing strategy to 2020.

The matters raised by Deputies David Stanton, Róisín Shortall, Brendan Griffin and Seán Kenny have been selected for discussion.