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 Louise O'Reilly - GPs in Balbriggan refusing to attend to children under six due to overcapacity; (2) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - the delay in processing GLAS payments across the country; (3) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the use of off-road vehicles in public parks and green areas; (4) Deputy Pat Casey - the decision to close Laragh/Glendalough Post Office; (5) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - difficulties with the centralised tender for book supplies to public libraries; (6) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the absence of child psychology service in the Roscommon HSE area; (7) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - plans to deliver a fixed cardio-catheterisation lab to Sligo University Hospital in 2017; (8) Deputies John Curran and Maureen O'Sullivan - the withdrawal of funding by the HSE for Tiglin rehabilitation and addiction centre; (9) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future of the Bord na Móna plants at Kilberry, County Kildare and Cuil na Móna, County Laois; (10) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - the reduction in the number of maternity beds at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny; (11) Deputy Dara Calleary - concern for jobs, employment conditions and services at Bus Éireann; (12) Deputy Seán Haughey - the provision of ambulance services in Dublin given the current threat of strike action; (13) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - a future location for an Alzheimer's day care unit in south Kildare; (14) Deputy Jan O'Sullivan - the opening date for the new emergency department at University Hospital Limerick; (15) Deputy Tom Neville - workplace discrimination felt by our more mature workforce; (16) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - the extension of the deadline for applications for a bursary for certain child care staff; (17) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the touting of event tickets; (18) Deputies Mary Butler and David Cullinane - cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford and throughout the south-east region; (19) Deputy Thomas Pringle - staffing concerns at the Seaview respite home, County Donegal; (20) Deputy Clare Daly - concern with defined benefit pension schemes and particularly the planned closure of the Irish Life scheme; (21) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - conditions in University Hospital Galway emergency department; (22) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the sale of the Ulster Bank loan book to Cerberus Capital Management; (23) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the Oxfam report on global wealth distribution; (24) Deputy Catherine Martin - the application of the unfair terms directive in repossessions of family homes; (25) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the latest Bord Bia report; (26) Deputy Mick Wallace - the ESRI's report on the Traveller community in Ireland; (27) Deputy Niall Collins - an allegation of sexual assault by members of An Garda Síochána in Limerick; (28) Deputy John Brassil - conditions in emergency departments; and (29) Deputy Billy Kelleher - provision of Freestyle Libre under the long-term illness scheme.

The matters raised by Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin, Kathleen Funchion, Tom Neville and Catherine Martin have been selected for discussion.