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 Niamh Smyth - the need to discuss ambulance response times in Cavan-Monaghan; (2) Deputy Michael Harty - marine rescue services at Kilkee; (3) Deputies Mary Butler and Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the recent inclusion of a diabetes management device, only for children with type 1 diabetes; (4) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for a Garda station in Ratoath, County Meath; (5) Deputy Joan Burton - the need to screen all staff who may come into contact with children in the arts and culture sector; (6) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the provision of court services in Tralee; (7) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss infrastructural issues at Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future of Abbeyleix hospital in County Laois; (9) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the restrictions on Health Service Executive, HSE, funding for home care packages; (10) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the reinstatement of Coughlanstown Road, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare; (11) Deputy Eamon Ryan - the threat to the cycling commuter community in Dublin made evident by the 50% reduction of Government spend on cycling infrastructure last year and the introduction of the new cross-city Luas line service; (12) Deputy Peter Burke - the urgent need to revise commuter services on the Sligo to Dublin Connolly train (13) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for construction of a third railway line to serve Kildare commuters; (14) Deputy Martin Ferris - patient safety concerns and review of scans at University Hospital Kerry; (15) Deputy John Lahart - to debate the issue of dangerously overcrowded Luas trams on morning and evening commutes; (16) Deputy Gino Kenny - the spiralling crisis in benzodiazepine addiction; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the stock market crash; (18) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - contamination of Lough Talt water supply in Sligo and the ongoing boil water notice; (19) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the waiting times in the driving test centre at Sarsfield Road, Cork; (20) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss measures to tackle cyberbullying; (21) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the decision to appoint Fingal County Council as the competent authority for EU 598/14; (22) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to run the North-South interconnector underground; (23) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, to address the reports on the future of the rail network; and (24) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the need to discuss the redevelopment of Naas town centre with the relevant stakeholders and agencies.

The matters raised by Deputies Niamh Smyth, Mary Butler and Frank O'Rourke, Bernard J. Durkan and Peadar Tóibín have been selected for discussion.