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 Terence Flanagan and Eamonn Maloney - current prices in the rental sector; (2) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - EN1090 certification and the lack of courses for fabricators; (3) Deputy John Paul Phelan - the possible removal of elective orthopaedic procedures from Lourdes Orthopaedic Hospital, Kilcreene, County Kilkenny, and possible changes to the facility; (4) Deputy Frank Feighan - concerns regarding the cutting of the Athlone to Westport bus route and its impact on rural communities; (5) Deputy Michael McCarthy - the future of Cork Airport; (6) Deputy Seán Conlan - the importance of retaining the Department of Social Protection offices in Ballybay; (7) Deputy Pat Breen - the maximum net income limits for social housing and the need to increase these limits; (8) Deputy Finian McGrath - the need to end cuts to services at ChildVision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children, Dublin 9; (9) Deputies Brian Stanley and Martin Ferris - the provision of employment by IDA-supported companies in the midlands and Kerry; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the reasons for the cutting of Bus Éireann's route 7; (11) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - the need to develop a comprehensive service of autistic spectrum disorder classes for children with autism at post-primary level to meet demand; (12) Deputy Dara Calleary - the reduction of Bus Éireann routes and services in rural areas; (13) Deputy Noel Harrington - the need to create an emergency compensation fund for the mussel fishermen of west Cork and Kerry who are unable to harvest this winter; (14) Deputy Timmy Dooley - Bus Éireann's decision to withdraw service on routes linking Dublin with towns in the south and south east and proposals to reduce services on the Athlone to Westport route; (15) Deputy Martin Heydon - the implications of the loss of Newbridge Credit Union locally and nationally; (16) Deputy Thomas Pringle - recent changes in the assessment of seasonal workers for jobseeker's benefit in south-west Donegal; (17) Deputy Sean Fleming - the need to appoint a new GP to fill a vacant position in Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois; (18) Deputy David Stanton - the need to develop marine tourism in Youghal, County Cork; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis - proposals by Bus Éireann to reduce bus services to some isolated areas; (20) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the reported 22% rise in the number of maternal deaths in the period 2010-2012; (21) Deputy Joe Higgins - the jailing of five anti-water-charge protesters; (22) Deputy Paul Murphy - the jailing of five anti-water-charge protesters; (23) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the jailing of five anti-water-charge protesters; and (24) Deputy Joan Collins - concerns regarding the waiting list for spinal surgery at Galway University Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Terence Flanagan and Eamonn Maloney, Brian Stanley and Martin Ferris, Billy Kelleher and Noel Harrington have been selected for discussion.