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 Thomas Pringle - to discuss staffing shortages in Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough, County Donegal; (2) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the removal of DEIS status from Ballyduff and Rathmorrel national schools; (3) Deputies Pat Casey and Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the sale of Enterprise Ireland's shareholding in Ardmore Studios, Bray, County Wicklow; (4) Deputies Charlie McConalogue, Niamh Smyth, Jackie Cahill, Eugene Murphy, Brendan Smith, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eamon Scanlon, Michael Moynihan, Éamon Ó Cuív and Lisa Chambers - the need to address the fodder shortage and provide assistance to the affected farmers; (5) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the high number of outpatients awaiting appointments; (6) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the financial viability of community groups and organisations in Ballymun and Finglas; (7) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the planning issues surrounding Larkfield House in Clondalkin; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need for a plan for the future of Abbeyleix hospital; (9) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the status of the new Clonmel Garda station development; (10) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss the status of the mortuary at Letterkenny University Hospital; (11) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the need to discuss the waiting list for driving tests; (12) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss ongoing staffing problems at University Hospital Kerry; (13) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the delay in opening the new psychiatric 50-bed facility at University Hospital Galway; (14) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the Government's decision to expel a Russian diplomat; (15) Deputy Robert Troy - to review the eligibility criteria for community employment participants; (16) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - the need to appoint more inspectors and sergeants to supervise the Garda force; (17) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the delay of the tender for St. Paul's School, Monasterevin; (18) Deputy Bríd Smith - Garda youth diversion; and (19) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the winding down of NAMA.

The matters raised by Deputies Mattie McGrath, Robert Troy, Pat Casey and Richard Boyd Barrett and Martin Ferris have been selected for discussion.