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 Brendan Ryan - to discuss the income thresholds that qualify for local authority housing support; (2) Deputies Gino Kenny, Lisa Chambers, John Curran and Martin Ferris - to discuss a cannabis access programme for medical use of cannabis in Ireland; (3) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin and John Brady - to discuss the compliance with the Labour Court recommendation in the LloydsPharmacy dispute; (4) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the provision of the trans-Europe approved drug Translarna for the five boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; (5) Deputies Robert Troy and Michael Moynihan - the need to review the roll-out of the commercial broadband scheme; (6) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the current sourcing of coal for the Moneypoint power plant; (7) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss safety concerns at the Cromcastle Court apartment complex in Kilmore West, Dublin; (8) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss replies to his parliamentary questions relating to community hospitals in Donegal; (9) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin and Martin Heydon - to discuss delivery of home care packages in CH07 Kildare and west Wicklow; (10) Deputy Jackie Cahill - the need for funding and more involvement by the HSE in the autism assistance dog programme; (11) Deputy Michael McGrath - to discuss a consultation and continuation of services at the Carrigaline Day Care Centre, Carrigaline, County Cork; (12) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the industrial action taken by fire service staff in Cork city; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to consider establishing a contemporary model of the Land Commission; (14) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the number of companies refusing to engage with the industrial relations process here; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss industrial unrest at Ryanair; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss flood prevention in Midleton, County Cork; (17) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - to discuss redress and out-of-pocket expenses for victims of the cervical cancer scandal and their families; (18) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss waiting time for procedures at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital; and (19) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to progress the reopening of Bawnboy Garda station, County Cavan.

The matters raised by Deputies Brendan Ryan, Brendan Smith, Bríd Smith and Seán Crowe have been selected for discussion.