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 Eugene Murphy - to discuss a review of mental health services in County Roscommon; (2) Deputies Michael Harty, Joan Collins, Mary Butler and Frank O'Rourke - the issue of the management of type 1 diabetes in Ireland with the Minister for Health; in particular to make available the new flash glucose technology FreeStyle Libre to all patients to allow them to actively manage their illness in a meaningful continuous way by giving real-time information on their glucose levels; (3) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the capacity in the haemorrhage dialysis unit in Tallaght Hospital; (4) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the status of equipment in use for echo cardiograms in County Meath; (5) Deputy James Browne - to discuss plans for the future of Rosslare Europort; (6) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the withdrawal of operations by Coca Cola in Athy, County Kildare and the employment supports the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation can provide; (7) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the progress toward developing facilities at Kolbe special school, Portlaoise; (8) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss the announcement of new schools in the Cork area; (9) Deputies Jackie Cahill, Eamon Scanlon and Charlie McConalogue - to ask the Minister for Finance to explain why the rules and regulations on State procurement contracts offer no protection to local subcontractors in the event of the main contractor being unable to complete the contract as agreed with the State; (10) Deputy Martin Kenny - the matter of the threat to the Irish beef industry implied by the statements of some members of the British Government that a levy would be imposed on Irish beef post Brexit and that a ban on live export of farmed animals would be imposed; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the need to expel the Israeli ambassador in light of the illegal bombing in Syria; and (12) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the Data Protection Commissioner's ruling against NAMA in respect of the O'Flynn Group.

The matters raised by Deputies Eugene Murphy, Seán Crowe, Peadar Tóibín and James Browne have been selected for discussion.