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 Brendan Griffin - the need to prevent future wild fires in Killarney National Park and the Slieve Mish Mountains in view of recent damage; (2) Deputy Jim Daly - the need to establish a marketing fund to promote Cork Airport as a destination for EU visitors; (3) Deputy Seamus Healy - the need to protect 160 jobs at risk at the Intellicom contact centre at Clonmel, County Tipperary; (4) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to protect 160 jobs at risk at the Intellicom contact centre at Clonmel, County Tipperary; (5) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the sale of NCAD property by college management in the absence of a board of management to oversee the transaction; (6) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the introduction of a recreational bluefin tuna fishery; (7) Deputies Finian McGrath, Seán Kenny, Thomas P. Broughan and Paul Murphy - the need to protect jobs at the Cadbury factory, Coolock, Dublin 17; (8) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - the need to ensure that any future launches under the Ireland's Ancient East initiative will include areas north of the River Boyne; (9) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the need to support EU-led efforts to address recent deaths in the Mediterranean Sea; (10) Deputy Alan Farrell - proposals to route construction traffic through Donabate town centre during the construction of the National Forensic Mental Hospital; (11) Deputies Denis Naughten, Colm Keaveney, Richard Boyd Barrett and Joan Collins - the need to review the staffing and operation of the Galway and Roscommon mental health service in light of serious concerns expressed by the Psychiatric Nurses' Association; (12) Deputy Michael McCarthy - the need to establish a marketing fund to promote Cork Airport as a destination for tourists; (13) Deputy Dessie Ellis - concerns expressed by taxi drivers regarding the decals required on the side of their vehicles; (14) Deputy James Bannon - the provision of 90 nursing posts at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, County Westmeath; (15) Deputy Michael Colreavy - the need to ring-fence European funding for energy efficiency; (16) Deputy Billy Kelleher - concerns that patients on the waiting list for the national pancreas transplant programme are being disregarded; (17) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the need to support EU-led efforts to address recent deaths in the Mediterranean Sea; (18) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - proposals to amend the broadcasting charge; (19) Deputy Michael Moynihan - proposals to amend the broadcasting charge; (20) Deputy Martin Ferris - heather and wild fires in County Kerry; and (21) Deputy Regina Doherty - the need to engage with local councils regarding the re-evaluation of outstanding commercial rates due on the new rateable basis.

The matters raised by Deputies Finian McGrath, Seán Kenny, Thomas P. Broughan and Paul Murphy, Deputies Denis Naughten, Colm Keaveney, Richard Boyd Barrett and Joan Collins and Deputy Dessie Ellis have been selected for discussion.