Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for a general practitioner training programme in County Kildare; (2) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the views of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the continuing humanitarian situation in Aleppo; (3) Deputy Pat Deering - the views of the Minister for Education and Skills regarding difficulties associated with school transport supply in rural areas; (4) Deputy John Brassil - if the Minister for Social Protection will increase the rent supplement cap for County Kerry to reflect rent prices in the county, as rent supplement limits in Kerry are not meeting the cost of the rental market prices; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - if the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality will intervene in the work-to-rule by cleaning staff at Templemore Garda college; (6) Deputies Martin Ferris and Danny Healy-Rae - the Minister for Health's views on the development committee report, its implications and concerns around the possible closure of St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort, County Kerry; (7) Deputy Lisa Chambers - the Taoiseach's views on the report into the well-being of members of the Permanent Defence Force and his plan to address the principal issues; (8) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the Minister for Health's views on the issues affecting some recipients of the HPV vaccine in light of a recent report from Uppsala monitoring centre; (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the continued detention of an Irish national by the Philippine Government; (10) Deputy Róisín Shortall - the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform's views on the restoration of the 36-week nursing increment to all nursing graduates; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport's views on the appointment of the Irish Aviation Authority as the competent authority on airport noise for a new runway at Dublin Airport; (12) Deputy Shane Cassells - the Minister for Health's views on the changes and accident and emergency services related to the appointment of a general manager at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan; (13) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to extend the slurry and manure spreading deadline; (14) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the Taoiseach's views regarding concerns raised by PDFORRA relating to the provision of the anti-malaria drug Lariam to Defence Forces personnel; (15) Deputy Eamon Ryan - the plans of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to improve conditions for parents who care for their children in the home in line with new supports for parents with child care costs; (16) Deputy Mick Wallace - the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality's views on recent allegations regarding senior gardaí and a Garda whistleblower; (17) Deputy Brian Stanley - the Minister for Health's views on proposals to retain and improve services at Portlaoise regional hospital, including maternity and emergency services; (18) Deputy Mick Barry - the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality's views on any threat of strike action from the Garda Representative Association; (19) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the views of the Minister for Education and Skills regarding the position on the industrial relations dispute over junior cycle reform with ASTI; (20) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the continued incarceration of an Irish citizen, Ibrahim Halawa, in Egypt; (21) Deputy Bríd Smith - the Minister for Finance's views of the closure of the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign's bank accounts by Bank of Ireland; and (22) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss progress on Coosan national school, Athlone, new school building to progress to tender stage, and to make a statement on the matter.

The matters raised by Deputies Martin Heydon; Martin Ferris and Danny Healy-Rae; Eamon Scanlon; and Róisín Shortall have been selected for discussion.