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) Deputies Jackie Cahill and Seamus Healy - to discuss concerns about the rolling out of the national broadband plan; (2) Deputy John Brassil - to examine whether arrangements can be made for the licensing in 2017 of mussel seed fishermen using UK-registered boats; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to review the case of a carer's allowance for a person (detail supplied), which was withdrawn, causing considerable hardship; (4) Deputy Michael McGrath - to provide an update on a permanent school building for Educate Together at Rochestown, County Cork; (5) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the cuts to home help hours in County Offaly; (6) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - concern for Irish greyhounds being exported to other jurisdictions; (7) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the operating parameters provided by Family Hubs for temporary accommodation for homeless families; (8) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - the supports for families of children receiving medical treatment abroad; (9) Deputy Sean Fleming - the future of Portlaoise mail centre; (10) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - the conclusion of the Jobstown protesters' trial; (11) Deputy Tony McLoughlin – to provide an update on the development of the Garda regional headquarters in Sligo; (12) Deputies Thomas Pringle and Martin Ferris – the impact on Ireland of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention; (13) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the insurance premiums being charged to livestock mart owners; (14) Deputy Dara Calleary - the delays for paediatric occupational therapy services in County Mayo; (15) Deputy Imelda Munster - funding for housing adaptation grants in County Louth; (16) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - ambulance response times and the lack of fire service co-operation in County Meath; (17) Deputy Danny Healy-Rae – the reduction of the age to 50 years for grant aid for the elderly to improve their dwellings and related rules for wall construction; (18) Deputy Declan Breathnach - the need for respite care for children, young adults and ageing adults in the community in County Louth; (19) Deputy Alan Kelly - plans to upgrade the N24 to motorway standard; (20) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the national home care package services and subsequent delivery to end users; (21) Deputy Niall Collins - the proposed cuts by the HSE for post-mastectomy cancer survivors; (22) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - plans to address the unemployment black spots in Limerick; (23) Deputies Catherine Connolly and Noel Grealish - the imminent closure of a youth counselling service in County Galway; (24) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the action being taken to address the continuing difficulties with CAMHS in Cork; (25) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the growth of car insurance scams; (26) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the future of waste bin charges; (27) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - proposals to strengthen GSOC and the Policing Authority; (28) Deputy Gino Kenny - payments to certain staff at St. John of God Hospital; (29) Deputy Bríd Smith - concerns about the CETA and the visit of the Canadian Prime Minister; (30) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the action taken by crane operators seeking improvements in pay and conditions; (31) Deputy Martin Heydon - the new endoscopy unit and associated works at Naas General Hospital; and (32) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the ICSA survey of rural crime.

The matters raised by Deputies Anne Rabbitte, Declan Breathnach, Pearse Doherty and Alan Kelly have been selected for discussion.