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 Alan Kelly - the filling of State board vacancies by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; (2) Deputy Michael Harty - the superbug infections at University Hospital Limerick; (3) Deputies John Lahart, Jim O'Callaghan and John Curran - the funding of Our Lady's Hospice in Harold's Cross and Blackrock; (4) Deputy Catherine Murphy - access to radiological facilities and the availability of theatres at Temple Street Children's University Hospital; (5) Deputy Marc MacSharry - the HSE's position on the exclusion of the orkambi drug from the long-term illness scheme for cystic fibrosis sufferers; (6) Deputies Brendan Griffin and Billy Kelleher - the delays in gynaecological services at Cork University Maternity Hospital; (7) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the housing situation for survivors of the Carrickmines fire; (8) Deputy Carol Nolan - the impact of JobPath rules on jobseekers; (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the health and safety standards at Mercy University Hospital in Cork; (10) Deputies Clare Daly and Ruth Coppinger - the report on the symphysiotomy redress scheme; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the delays for children in accessing ear, nose and throat services in County Tipperary; (12) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the concerns about the number of children using adult mental health facilities; (13) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the needs of an ASD unit in an Educate Together primary school in Kildare town; (14) Deputy Peter Burke - the staffing arrangements at the North Westmeath Hospice; (15) Deputy Mick Wallace - the taxes paid by an American vulture fund in 2015; and (16) Deputy James Lawless - Garda resources in the Kildare division.

The matters raised by Deputies Alan Kelly, Michael Harty, Clare Daly and Ruth Coppinger, and James Lawless have been selected for discussion.