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 Bobby Aylward - publication of the school transport review; (2) Deputy Joan Collins - reimbursement issues for medical card holders suffering with macular degeneration of the eyes; (3) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - cessation of fisheries works in Ballynaglish; (4) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - difficulties with the tender process for book suppliers to public libraries; (5) Deputies Brendan Griffin, Anne Rabbitte - the inclusion of the orkambi and kalydeco drugs on the long-term illness scheme for cystic fybrosis sufferers; (6) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the need for a safety review of the N5 route from Tarmonbarry to Ballaghaderreen; (7) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and John Curran - funding for Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross; (8) Deputies Michael Collins, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony and Martin Ferris - concerns of grain farmers in coastal counties; (9) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - issues in the West Bank and the role of Ireland and the EU; (10) Deputies John Brassil, Niall Collins, Michael Moynihan - Revenue Commissioners' demands related to patronage shares; (11) Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Billy Kelleher - delays with applications from parents to have their children’s needs assessed on foot of a disability; (12) Deputy David Cullinane - concerns with capacity at University Hospital Waterford and outsourcing to Cork; (13) Deputy Catherine Murphy - concerns of the Charities Regulator with certain matters in the charities sector; (14) Deputy Michael Harty - superbug infections at University Hospital Limerick; (15) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - new primary school for Ballincollig due in 2017; (16) Deputy Alan Kelly - filling of State board vacancies by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; (17) Deputy Catherine Connolly - concerns raised by an audit of spinal surgeries covering 2013-2014 at Galway University Hospital; (18) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - the terms of reference of the O'Neill investigation and the undermining of whistleblowers' allegations; (19) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the symphysiotomy redress scheme report; (20) Deputy Bríd Smith - Oireachtas committee on water charges; (21) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - health and safety standards at Mercy University Hospital Cork; and (22) Deputy Martin Heydon - youth services in County Kildare including a dedicated youth officer.

The matters raised by Deputies Bobby Aylward, John Brassil, Niall Collins, Michael Moynihan and Michael Fitzmaurice have been selected for discussion.