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 Maureen O'Sullivan - proposed new national drugs strategy; (2) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - decentralisation of public service jobs to the north west; (3) Deputy Joan Collins - closure of beds at the Linn Dara mental health service for children and adolescents; (4) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the provision of a direct bus link between Broombridge in Cabra and Finglas; (5) Deputy Mary Butler - the financial situation of St. Carthage's rest home Lismore, County Waterford; (6) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - eligibility status of farmland affected by wildfires; (7) Deputy Bobby Aylward - the closure of the Camphill Community, Callan, County Kilkenny; (8) Deputy Carol Nolan - the cost of private ambulance transport by the HSE in the midlands; (9) Deputies Martin Heydon and Fiona O'Loughlin - shortage of second level places in Newbridge, County Kildare; (10) Deputies Danny Healy-Rae and Mattie McGrath - delays in processing various farm payments; (11) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the cost of removing the M1 toll at Drogheda; (12) Deputy Martin Kenny - backlog and duplication in the Garda vetting system; (13) Deputies Niall Collins and James Lawless - the need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to make a statement in the aftermath of the collapse of the Seán FitzPatrick trial today following the judge's comments regarding the conduct of the investigation by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and to ask the Minister whether her Department will conduct a review of the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement in respect of the acquittal of the former chairman of Irish Anglo Bank; (14) Deputy Jackie Cahill - for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to comment on the banks using the agriculture cash flow support loan scheme for stocking loans to farmers in 2017; (15) Deputy Martin Ferris - damage to fish stocks by seals (16) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - naming the N40 route in Cork; and (17) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - the need to search military aircraft at Shannon Airport.

The matters raised by Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan, Deputy Carol Nolan, and Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív have been selected for discussion.