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 Pat Deering - the need to secure funding of the chemotherapy drug TDM1, kadcyla; (2) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the measures to be taken to reduce the misuse of drugs; (3) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the need to provide pension entitlements to community employment supervisors; (4) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - the need for an immediate freeze on any proposed increases to ministerial pensions; (5) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to address accommodation issues at Oliver Plunkett national school, Ballina, County Mayo; (6) Deputies Sandra McLellan and Maureen O'Sullivan - the implications for the national monument at 14-17 Moore Street, Dublin 1 of the pending auction of the Chartered Land loan portfolio; (7) Deputy Shane Ross - the need for an immediate freeze on any proposed increases to ministerial pensions; (8) Deputy Finian McGrath - the need for an immediate freeze on any proposed increases to ministerial pensions; (9) Deputy John Halligan - the need for an immediate freeze on any proposed increases to ministerial pensions; (10) Deputy Tom Fleming - the need for an immediate freeze on any proposed increases to ministerial pensions; (11) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the need to provide funding for dementia care at the Alzheimer's centre in Drogheda, County Louth; (12) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need to support autism services in County Laois; (13) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the need to address the stalled development of the town centre at Naas, County Kildare; (14) Deputy Joan Collins - the shortfall in funding of over €18 million to Dublin City Council for the provision of services for the homeless; (15) Deputy Bobby Aylward - the challenges faced by small business in Carlow and Kilkenny due to the delay in receiving a compliance certificate from the National Standards Authority of Ireland; (16) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the potential to substantially increase winter tourism numbers using the Wild Atlantic Way as the key attraction; (17) Deputy Helen McEntee - the need to introduce a screening programme, similar to BreastCheck, for the early detection of prostate cancer; (18) Deputy Clare Daly - the need for a tribunal to hold to account senior Irish political figures for their role in allowing the US military to use Shannon in clear breach of neutrality; (19) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need for a tribunal to hold to account senior Irish political figures for their role in allowing the US military to use Shannon in clear breach of neutrality; (20) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the decline in sheep and milk prices and actions required to address the matter; and (21) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the proposed changes to bus routes in the Dún Laoghaire area, County Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Helen McEntee, Sandra McLellan and Maureen O’Sullivan, Éamon Ó Cuív and Bobby Aylward have been selected for discussion.