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 Thomas P. Broughan - the need for capital funding for the dredging of Howth Harbour in early 2016; (2) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the need to address the stalled works at the town centre development in Naas, County Kildare; (3) Deputy Joan Collins - the need to discuss the outcome of the recent meeting with Respond regarding the threatened closure of Cuan Álainn women's refuge centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24; (4) Deputy Eamonn Maloney - concerns regarding the pending industrial action by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association in hospital accident and emergency units; (5) Deputy Paul Murphy - the need to discuss the campaign by the Teachers Union of Ireland against cuts in third level education; (6) Deputy Sean Fleming - the need to discuss the exclusion of local authority social housing units provided under Part V from the new tenant purchase scheme; (7) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to discuss the convening of a commission of inquiry into the workings of NAMA; (8) Deputy Dan Neville - the need to complete a 20-bed child and adolescent inpatient unit in Limerick as recommended by A Vision for Change; (9) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need to discuss Irish Water's plans to take 300 million litres of water from the River Shannon and the associated environmental impact; (10) Deputy Robert Troy - the need to address the imposition of a full producer responsibility initiative on waste tyres, particularly in the context of Repak's monopoly position in the disposal area; (11) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to discuss the convening of a commission of inquiry into the workings of NAMA; (12) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to address issues around the deficit of the Brothers of Charity services in Galway, which has arisen from the implementation of a HSE reduction in funding in 2010; and (13) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the need to address the unacceptable delays in processing times for Garda vetting.

The matters raised by Deputies Dan Neville, Robert Troy, Thomas P. Broughan and Joan Collins have been selected for discussion.