Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - 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 Sean Sherlock - to discuss the pay and conditions of serving members of the Defence Forces; (2) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the need for further IDA investment in County Wexford; (3) Deputy Sean Fleming - to discuss plans for the design of Kolbe special school in Portlaoise; (4) Deputies Jackie Cahill and Mattie McGrath - the need to review DEIS status for the primary schools in Tipperary town and county; (5) Deputy Barry Cowen - to discuss the decarbonisation programme at Bord na Móna and potential job losses at the company; (6) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to discuss the actions the Government is taking to ensure Ireland is an attractive place for foreign direct investment; (7) Deputies Martin Heydon and James Lawless - the need to implement phase 2 of the Kildare route rail project and improve capacity; (8) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss the need for school transport from Kilmacreanan and Termon to secondary schools in Milford; (9) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Eamon Ryan - to discuss the ongoing delay in the construction of affordable housing on the Irish Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg, Ringsend; and (10) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to discuss the inspections needed to identify structural issues in up to 40 schools built in the past decade.

The matters raised by Deputies Sean Sherlock, Jim O'Callaghan and Eamon Ryan, Martin Heydon and James Lawless and Sean Fleming have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 3.40 p.m. and resumed at 4.40 p.m.