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 Declan Breathnach - to discuss the issue of locals only rules and permission to build one-off housing; (2) Deputy Michael Lowry - to discuss proposals for the return of services at Our Lady's Hospital, Cashel; (3) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the traffic congestion in the College Green area of Dublin; (4) Deputies Kathleen Funchion, Jonathan O'Brien, John Brady - the implications here of the collapse of the UK company, Carillion plc; (5) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - to discuss the recent fox hunt incident at a housing estate in Cork; (6) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need to provide a Garda station in Ratoath; (7) Deputy James Browne - the need for special education facilities at schools in Wexford town and Enniscorthy; (8) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the shortage of special needs places at second level schools in the Newbridge area; (9) Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - the timeframe for the opening of the extension to Bandon community hospital; (10) Deputy Clare Daly - the outsourcing of work and the loss of jobs at Aer Lingus; (11) Deputy Noel Rock - the extension of the Luas line to Finglas; and (12) Deputy Pat Buckley - traffic calming measures in east Cork.

The matters raised by Deputies John Lahart, Noel Rock, Clare Daly and Michael Lowry have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 3.35 p.m. and resumed at 3.45 p.m.