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 Jim Daly - the need to establish a marketing fund to promote Cork airport as a destination for EU visitors; (2) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the need to prevent future wild fires in Killarney National Park and Sliabh Mish in view of recent damage; (3) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the removal of school transport to Carndonagh Community School, County Donegal, under the terms of the post-primary school transport scheme; (4) Deputy Shane Ross - to ask the Minister for Finance the reason for his votes in favour of all board resolutions at the recent AIB and Bank of Ireland AGMs; (5) Deputy Michael McNamara - the closure of St. Joseph's rehabilitation unit, Ennis, County Clare; (6) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need to ensure a GP service in rural areas, in particular in Bangor Erris, County Mayo, and full payment of the rural practice allowance; (7) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the implications for Moore Street, Dublin 1, of the proposed sale by NAMA of assets of Chartered Land; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need for improved communications and collaboration between relevant Departments, the Road Safety Authority, the Garda and the Courts Service regarding penalty points; (9) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the need to prevent personal threats and intimidation of An Garda Síochána by criminal gangs and to deploy additional resources, as required, including in north-west Kildare, to combat the issue; (10) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need to address concerns regarding the adequacy of resources for, and governance of, the school completion programme; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the use of revenue raised from motor tax to fund Irish Water and other projects not relating to roads; (12) Deputy Jerry Buttimer - the need to resolve industrial relations issues at Tyndall Institute, Cork; (13) Deputies Barry Cowen, Martin Ferris and Brian Stanley - concerns over the adequacy of recently announced social housing plans for reducing social housing waiting lists across local authorities; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - concerns raised at the GRA conference, with particular reference to calls for access to greater repressive apparatus and the implications for the development of a modern police service; (15) Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor - the need to freeze the local property tax once the moratorium ends in 2016; (16) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - plans to legislate for attachment orders for wages, social welfare and pensions in the case of unpaid debt; and (17) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need to address concerns following the statements on World Health Organisation's latest obesity report.

The matters raised by Deputies Jim Daly; Michael McNamara; Charlie McConalogue; and Barry Cowen, Martin Ferris and Brian Stanley have been selected for discussion.