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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015

Vol. 891 No. 3

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 Helen McEntee - the need for a toll exemption on the M3 for Meath river rescue; (2) Deputy Noel Harrington - the need for funding to address flood damage caused in areas of west Cork in recent weeks; (3) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the need to amend legislation to prevent religious discrimination against children entering primary school; (4) Deputy Seamus Kirk - the need to address the threat of Legionnaires' disease at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, County Louth, in view of a recent HIQA report; (5) Deputy John O'Mahony - the need to address concerns regarding the registration process for the Irish Water conservation grant; (6) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need for medical cards for cancer patients to be backdated to the original date of application; (7) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need to ensure adequate funding and care, including medical cards, for people diagnosed with cancer; (8) Deputy Michael McNamara - the need to address the issue of the reduction to GLAS payments; (9) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to investigate the increase in insurance costs for the community employment scheme; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to provide adequate support for the 48,000 people living with dementia who are supported by 50,000 family carers; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need for intervention to prevent residents at Longboat Quay, Dublin from becoming homeless; (12) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the need to increase the number of personal assistant hours for people with disabilities; (13) Deputy Joan Collins - the ongoing and serious escalation of the industrial dispute in An Post; (14) Deputy Alan Shatter - the continuing delay in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa and his continuing imprisonment in Egypt; (15) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the implementation by the HSE of the recommendations in a report, Time to Move on from Congregated Settings: A Strategy for Community Inclusion; (16) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the need to address staff concerns about safe care at University Maternity Hospital, Limerick; (17) Deputy Billy Timmins - the need to discuss the current status of the commission of investigation into IBRC and when it will report; (18) Deputy Brendan Smith - the plans in place to address the escalating violence in Jerusalem; (19) Deputy Clare Daly - the bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz; (20) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the need to address issues and concerns involving Z-drug tablets; (21) Deputy Michael McGrath - the need to progress the planned flood relief scheme for Cork city; (22) Deputy Peter Mathews - the Governor of the Central Bank's responsibility and accountability for identifying where and when banks have under-provided for losses; (23) Deputy Mick Wallace - the bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz; (24) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the need for a new school building for Athenry vocational school, County Galway; (25) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need to address Dublin's ability to attract company start-ups; (26) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the need to address concerns regarding the withdrawal of funding for the Oasis project for vulnerable teenagers at Mounttown resource centre, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin; and (27) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the need to discuss the crisis in funding for the Rosses community development project, County Donegal.

The matters raised by Deputies Seamus Kirk, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Costello and Paul J. Connaughton have been selected for discussion.