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 Brendan Griffin - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the continuing humanitarian situation in Aleppo; (2) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss the position regarding progress on Coosan national school, Athlone; (3) 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; (4) 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; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - if the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality will intervene in the work to rule by cleaning staff at the Garda college in Templemore; (6) 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; (7) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - the Minister for Health's views on the lack of respite beds in County Louth; (8) Deputy Martin Kenny - the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine's views on penalties being imposed under AEOS and GLAS in respect of rush cutting; (9) Deputy Imelda Munster - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss the position with regard to funding for the planned extension for Scoil Naomh Feichín, Termonfeckin, County Louth; (10) Deputy Lisa Chambers - the Taoiseach's views on the report on the well-being of members of the Permanent Defence Force; (11) Deputy Barry Cowen - the Minister for Health's views on the reduction in ambulance services in Edenderry and relocation to Tullamore; (12) Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - the need for the Minister for Health to discuss the position in terms of beds at Clonakilty district hospital; (13) Deputy John Brassil - the Minister for Health's views on the need to protect the two titles of physiotherapist and physical therapist on one register; (14) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - the Minister for Health's views on the ongoing crisis in the accident and emergency department at University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle and the delay in opening the new accident and emergency unit; (15) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine's views on the need for a crisis fund to support tillage farmers who have lost their crops; (16) Deputy Dara Calleary - the Minister for Finance's views on the need to investigate underwriting an insurance scheme for communities affected by the absence of flood defences; (17) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss difficulties regarding apprenticeship courses in ETBs across the country, tutors and equipment shortages; (18) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the Minister for Health's views on the inadequacy of home care packages and the consequently delayed discharge of patients from hospital and delayed admission to University Hospital Galway; (19) Deputy Clare Daly - the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport's views on the new runway and implications of the decision to appoint the Irish Aviation Authority, IAA, as the competent authority in respect of airport noise at Dublin Airport; (20) Deputy Darragh O'Brien - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the British Prime Minister's decision to invoke Article 50 by March of next year and the Government's preparations for same; (21) Deputy Pearse Doherty - ní mór don Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta freastal ar riachtanais na n-eagraíochtaí a reáchtalann scéim na gcúntoirí teanga thar ceann na Roinne i bhfianaise na gciorraithe a bhí déanta le dornán beag blianta anuas; (22) Deputy Martin Ferris - the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport's views on the future of Valentia car ferry and the implications for tourism in south Kerry of any change in service; (23) Deputy Gino Kenny - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the continued incarceration of an Irish citizen in Egypt; (24) Deputy Bríd Smith - the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government's views on the Simon Community report into rent prices and the housing assistance payment, HAP, scheme; (25) Deputy John Curran - the Minister for Health's views on the lack of provision of primary care centres in Clondalkin and Lucan; (26) Deputy Mick Wallace - the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade's views on the use of Shannon Airport by the US military since the start of the Afghan war; and (27) Deputy Eamon Ryan - the Minister for Social Protection's views on the plan to revisit changes to the one-parent family payment in light of the UNESCO report.

The matters raised by Deputies Peter Fitzpatrick, Catherine Connolly, Charlie McConalogue and Aengus Ó Snodaigh have been selected for discussion.