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) Deputies Clare Daly and Catherine Connolly - delays in the payments to women who worked in Magdalen laundries under the redress scheme; (2) Deputy James Browne - the funding for St. Aidan's care services in Gorey, County Wexford; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the protocols in place for visiting persons in residential care; (4) Deputies Eamon Scanlon and Eugene Murphy - improvements needed in road safety measures on the N4 route following an increase in collisions; (5) Deputy John Brassil - the vacancies on community employment schemes across the country and the impact of full employment on the schemes; (6) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the impact of the M7 roadworks on commuters; (7) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need for additional consultant psychiatrists at the Kilbarrack west mental health service; (8) Deputy Imelda Munster - the planned extension at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (9) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the proposed revenue changes to mileage-relief allowances for employees of Waterways Ireland; (10) Deputy Joan Burton - the loan approval rates for applicants to the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to establish an interdepartmental task force to address the employment and investment crisis in Tipperary town; (12) Deputy Michael McGrath - when agreed outstanding payments will be issued to claimants caught up in the collapse of Setanta Insurance; (13) Deputies Mick Barry and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the delay in progressing the opening of the Cork event centre; and (14) Deputy Brian Stanley - the status of the schools in County Laois that are currently affected by structural issues.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael McGrath; Fergus O'Dowd; Mick Barry and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire; and Eamon Scanlon and Eugene Murphy have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.18 p.m. and resumed at 2.18 p.m.