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 - the future of the regional veterinary laboratory in Kilkenny; (2) Deputy Sean Fleming - the stabbing of a person (details supplied) in Kilkenny city in 2012; (3) Deputy John Curran - the lack of dental services for children in Clondalkin; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the need for a new primary school in Waterville, County Kerry; (5) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - capacity for new entrants starting primary schools in north County Dublin; (6) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future of the Bord na Móna plants at Kilberry, County Kildare, and Cuil na Móna, County Laois; (7) Deputies Seán Crowe, Dessie Ellis, Mick Barry, Clare Daly, Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Bríd Smith - the proposed strike by Tesco workers; (8) Deputy Imelda Munster - the collating of data on council-owned landbanks zoned for housing; (9) Deputy Pat Buckley - ambulance services in east Cork, including the Midleton area; (10) Deputies Alan Kelly, Mattie McGrath, Jackie Cahill and Seamus Healy - the new DEIS programme, with specific regard to schools in Tipperary; (11) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - resources for the national park in Kerry; (12) Deputy Pearse Doherty - access to services at Letterkenny University Hospital for chemotherapy patients; (13) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the report on rent increases; (14) Deputies Kevin O'Keeffe and Mick Wallace - the closure of Harold's Cross greyhound track; (15) Deputy Gino Kenny - the exclusion of those aged over 16 from mental health long-term illness schemes; (16) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the provision of FreeStyle Libre under the long-term illness scheme; (17) Deputies John Lahart, Darragh O'Brien and Seán Haughey - the need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the future of Dublin fire brigade and ambulance services; (18) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - funding for necessary health treatment abroad; (19) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for a major examination in respect of the N2 road, safety issues and the general effectiveness of the road as a national route; and (20) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for urgent support for medical treatment for a sick patient (details supplied).

The matters raised by Deputy Brendan Griffin, Deputy Louise O'Reilly, Deputies John Lahart, Darragh O'Brien and Seán Haughey, and Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.