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 Seán Kyne - the need to implement the Oireachtas joint committee's report on policy options to support business growth and job creation and retention in town and village centres; (2) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the measures to be taken to reduce the misuse of drugs; (3) Deputy Sean Fleming - the proposal to review the boundary between County Laois and County Carlow; (4) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to engage with Liberty Insurance to ensure the best possible supports for employees of the company; (5) Deputy David Stanton - the need for a co-ordinated cross-departmental approach to assist those who developed narcolepsy as a result of receiving the Pandemrix vaccine; (6) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need for a funding mechanism to grant aid new group water schemes in disadvantaged rural areas impacted by the cessation of CLAR funding; (7) Deputy Jim Daly - the need for the Central Bank of Ireland to clarify the number of distressed mortgages that were converted from tracker to variable rate as part of solutions offered to borrowers; (8) Deputy Jerry Buttimer - the need to address delays in registering nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; (9) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for faster roll-out of the broadband plan for rural Ireland; (10) Deputies Tom Fleming, Michael Healy-Rae, Martin Ferris and Billy Kelleher - the need to appoint staff to assist cystic fibrosis patients at the respiratory unit in Cork University Hospital; (11) Deputy Dan Neville - the need to address issues raised in the report, Connecting for Life: Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020; (12) Deputy Mick Wallace - plans in place to address serious malpractice among senior gardaí in An Garda Síochána; (13) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to address issues raised in the protection of life during pregnancy report 2014; (14) Deputy Niall Collins - the need to discuss the working group report on direct provision; (15) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the need to provide the resources necessary for young people with intellectual disabilities transitioning to adult services; (16) Deputy Helen McEntee - delays in certain applications for Leader funding in Meath; (17) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need to address the frequent lengthy queues to process immigration at airports, particularly in Dublin Airport; and (18) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the financial crisis in Greece and possible consequences for the eurozone, the European Union and Ireland.

The matters raised by Deputies Tom Fleming, Michael Healy-Rae, Martin Ferris and Billy Kelleher, Jerry Buttimer and Deputy David Stanton have been selected for discussion.