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 Smith - job losses at Liberty Insurance in Cavan, Blanchardstown and Enniskillen; (2) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the measures to be taken to reduce the misuse of drugs; (3) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need for a funding mechanism to grant-aid new group water schemes in disadvantaged rural areas impacted on by the cessation of CLÁR funding; (4) Deputy Sean Fleming - the proposal to review the boundary between County Laois and County Carlow; (5) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to address issues contained in the protection of life during pregnancy report 2014; (6) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the HIQA inspection report on Louth-Meath child protection and welfare services; (7) Deputy Frank Feighan - delays in implementing an ambulance base in Loughglynn, County Roscommon; (8) Deputy Lucinda Creighton - the licensing and charging regime being operated by Dublin City Council in respect of outdoor seating at restaurants, cafés and bars; (9) Deputy Pat Breen - the need for funding for a roundabout at the junction at an entrance on the Tulla Road, Ennis, County Clare; (10) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the future provision of school transport for students in the village of Cullen attending Millstreet community school, County Cork; (11) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the deregistering by HIQA of a residential unit in St. Patrick's Centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny; (12) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need for lottery funding in each county to be allocated between the different sports in a manner related to participation level; (13) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the recently published Simon Community report on rent supplement limits; (14) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for faster roll-out of the broadband plan for rural Ireland; (15) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the financial crisis in Greece and possible consequences for the eurozone, the European Union and Ireland; and (16) Deputy Helen McEntee - delays in certain applications for Leader funding in County Meath.

The matters raised by Deputies Willie O'Dea, Fergus O'Dowd, Frank Feighan and Mick Wallace have been selected for discussion.