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 Anthony Lawlor - the need to develop a comprehensive service of autistic spectrum disorder classes for children with autism to meet demand at post-primary level; (2) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the need to upgrade the N22 Kerry-to-Cork road; (3) Deputy Lucinda Creighton - the future of the school completions programmes; (4) Deputy Brendan Smith - the collapse of the Stormont House Agreement; (5) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the cut in funding for the development companies on non-Gaeltacht islands for 2015; (6) Deputy Joan Collins - waiting time for scoliosis patients in Galway University Hospital to access spinal surgery; (7) Deputy Dan Neville - regulation of counselling and psychotherapy; (8) Deputy Denis Naughten - plans for the future of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaoláin, Castlerea, County Roscommon; (9) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to allocate funding to address the waiting list for disability extensions for citizens with a disability and high medical priority; (10) Deputy Michael McNamara - delays in obtaining UNESCO designation for sites here; (11) Deputy Michael P. Kitt - proposals to impose a levy on the manufacturers of chewing gum; (12) Deputy Derek Keating - ambulance services in the greater Dublin area; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - expenditure on the Tipperary hostel project; (14) Deputy Noel Harrington - concerns regarding the introduction of the new penalty points scheme for fishermen; (15) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need to review the recommendations of the Higgins report in the context of ongoing issues at University Hospital Waterford; (16) Deputy Niall Collins - delays in the completion and publication of the Fennelly commission of investigation report; (17) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the future of funding for organisations under the scheme to support national organisations; (18) Deputy Colm Keaveney - concerns regarding hospital waiting lists for both scheduled treatments and outpatient appointments; (19) Deputy David Stanton - the need to develop marine tourism in Youghal, County Cork; (20) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the latest ESRI research highlighting concerns regarding the level of competition in the electricity market here and increased prices for consumers; (21) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - additional funding planned to support mergers and the university bid process in the institute of technology sector; (22) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the effect of slowing private construction on the Government's housing strategy; (23) Deputy Thomas Pringle - Ireland's involvement in the possible establishment of an EU army; (24) Deputy Robert Troy - the recent report on inaccessibility of child care as an obstacle to reducing gender inequality and increasing the number of women in the labour market; (25) Deputy Paul Murphy - the inability of many refugees to leave direct provision centres due to the lack of affordable housing; (26) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the lack of availability of inpatient beds for children with mental health difficulties; and (27) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - the need for transparency in the pricing of energy.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael P. Kitt, Derek Keating, Ciara Conway and Joan Collins have been selected for discussion.