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 Regina Doherty - the progress of pyrite resolution funding and outstanding issues of CI and C2 houses; (2) Deputy Joe Costello - the reason a bequest to the Irish people by Alfred Beit can be exported and sold without the permission of the Irish people; (3) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the measures to be taken to reduce the misuse of drugs; (4) Deputy Clare Daly - problems with the functioning of GSOC and its inability to hold the gardaí to account; (5) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the plans to address areas and counties with low take up of the under-6 free GP care plan; (6) Deputy Helen McEntee - the need to secure accommodation for Dunboyne College, County Meath which was recently awarded independent status; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the cut in funding for the Rape Crisis Centre and the impact on services to survivors of sexual violence; (8) Deputy Seán Kyne - plans to address delays for patients awaiting spinal deformity surgery in the hospital system here; and (9) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the need to approve the upgrade of the Sallins bypass/Osberstown interchange and upgrade of Naas/Newbridge bypass, including Newhall interchange.

The matters raised by the Deputies Durkan, McEntee, Ellis and Daly have been selected for discussion.