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 Willie Penrose - to provide funding to enable Killucan railway station to be reopened; (2) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to advise if the Minister will be announcing funding for the minor works grant scheme; (3) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - impact of objections and concerns over a prominent site at Naas, County Kildare; (4) Deputy Alan Farrell - to ensure the DAA fully addresses concerns of residents on the second runway for Dublin Airport; (5) Deputy Martin Kenny - to address the lack of quota for bluefin tuna for Irish fishermen; (6) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to address the comments regarding University Hospital Limerick made by a person (details supplied); (7) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - to ensure the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin road upgrade project in County Sligo is advanced; (8) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to ensure that the post office at Ballygawley, County Sligo, remains open; (9) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the need to address problems with the centralised tender for book supplies to public libraries; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to review the criteria for consultation on Government sponsored forums; (11) Deputy Eugene Murphy - to ensure the availability of private nursing homes to alleviate overcrowding in public hospitals (details supplied); (12) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - to discuss the acute overcrowding situation at Letterkenny University Hospital; (13) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - to discuss the gender pay gap in Ireland; (14) Deputy Bríd Smith - to address the ongoing rapid-build projects in Dublin; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss recent calls for an inquiry into the issue of forced adoptions in Ireland; (16) Deputy Josepha Madigan - to address the impact on global efforts to combat climate change following the recent US presidential election; (17) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - to address the reimbursement of the cystic fibrosis medication Kalydeco for two to five year olds; (18) Deputy Martin Heydon - to address the need for improved youth services in County Kildare; (19) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the purchase of Project Eagle by a company (details supplied); (20) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to address the issue of no referrals from Loughlinstown Hospital in respect of orthodontic surgery being taken at St. James's Hospital from Loughlinstown Hospital; and (21) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the impact of the Barlow judgment on Northern Ireland vessels fishing in Irish waters.

The matters raised by Deputies Penrose, Durkan, Martin Kenny and McConalogue have been selected for discussion.