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 Pat Deering - difficulties with the Garda vetting process; (2) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the inclusion of a rail line to Navan in the infrastructure plan; (3) Deputy James Browne - the need to discuss the shortage of respite places in County Wexford; (4) Deputy Michael McGrath - to discuss the concerns of commuters regarding Bus Éireann services in Cork city and county; (5) Deputy Róisín Shortall - to discuss school intakes in certain multidenominational schools; (6) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the restrictions on HSE funding for home care packages; (7) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - delays with driving tests at Sarsfield Road in Cork; (8) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss infrastructural issues at Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny; (9) Deputies John Lahart, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan and John Curran - to discuss the decline of Garda resources in Dublin; (10) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the withdrawal of lidocaine patches from the drug payment scheme; (11) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the closure of a post office in Glencar County Kerry; (12) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the availability of tonsillectomy services in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda; (13) Deputy Mick Barry - the expansion of waste facilities in Cork; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss Fingal County Council's role in applying the EU Regulation 598/14 on noise reduction; (15) Deputy Brian Stanley - the future of Abbeyleix District Hospital, County Laois; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the rent pressure zones and high rent levels in Cork east; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the procurement of information technology, IT, services to An Garda Síochána which has not been tendered for since 2006; (18) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - contamination of Lough Talt water supply in Sligo; and (19) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - to discuss maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies John Lahart, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan and John Curran, Pat Deering and Clare Daly have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.35 p.m. and resumed at 2.15 p.m.