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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015

Vol. 893 No. 2

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) Deputies Michael Healy-Rae and Martin Ferris - the need to address specific tendering activity for public contracts and private work in County Kerry; (2) Deputy John Browne - the need to maintain existing services and staff numbers at the Maryville mental health centre, New Ross, County Wexford; (3) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to address concerns about the future of post offices in the Cabra area, Dublin 7; (4) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to address issues raised in the recent report by the Irish College of General Practitioners on health inequality; (5) Deputy Noel Coonan - the need to fund a closed circuit television surveillance programme in County Tipperary to tackle high crime rates; (6) Deputy Derek Keating - the need to address concerns expressed about the SAFE registration system operated by the Department of Social Protection; (7) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the need to address orthopaedic waiting lists in University Hospital Galway; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need to increase Garda numbers to address the increase in rural crime; (9) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the need for the Irish League of Credit Unions to be part of the financial solution to the housing crisis; (10) Deputy Sean Fleming - the need for new building projects for primary and secondary schools in Monasterevin, County Kildare; (11) Deputy Áine Collins - the need to address the issue of arrears of rates on community child care facilities in the context of the Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015; (12) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need to address the low rate of conviction in drink driving cases; (13) Deputy Joan Collins - the need for the Irish League of Credit Unions to be part of the financial solution to the housing crisis; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to address the regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon Airport in the context of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen; (15) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need to address concerns regarding the recall of a number of batches of chemotherapy drugs; (16) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the need to implement building programmes for primary schools in the Dublin West area; (17) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need for measures to combat anti-Traveller prejudice at an institutional and community level; (18) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to discuss the circumstances leading to the resignation of Billy Walsh from the Irish Amateur Boxing Association; (19) Deputy Seamus Kirk - the need to address claims that 10,000 children were hospitalised with dental issues; (20) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need to introduce measures to encourage and incentivise start-ups and entrepreneurs; and (21) Deputy Noel Harrington - the need to consider regulations for the fitting of location tracking devices in all vehicles to address theft.

The matters raised by Deputies Áine Collins; Michael Healy-Rae and Martin Ferris; Derek Keating; and Dara Calleary have been selected for discussion.