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 Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss a recent TASC report on work and living; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss funding for the drugs and alcohol task forces and the pay structures of staff; (3) Deputy Imelda Munster - to discuss the changes to the extension at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (4) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - to discuss the lack of ambulance cover in County Leitrim; (5) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss amendments to the application forms for illness benefit; (6) Deputies Maurice Quinlivan and David Cullinane - to discuss problems relating to the failure to collect data on bogus self-employment; (7) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin, Mick Barry, Pat Buckley and Joan Collins - to discuss the 11.3% annual rise in rents outlined in the daft.ie quarterly report; (8) Deputy James Browne - to discuss further IDA Ireland investment in County Wexford; (9) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - to discuss the impact of nursing staff shortages on cancer patients in the Mater Hospital, Dublin; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss an interdepartmental task force to address employment and investment in Tipperary town; (11) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the admission, care and treatment of a patient with active tuberculosis, TB, and the cross-infection of staff; (12) Deputies John Brady and Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss the opening of a direct provision accommodation centre in the Grand Hotel in Wicklow town and the number of hotels being used as refugee centres in rural areas; (13) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the application of guidelines for food labelling for the successful suppliers to the Garda College in Templemore; (14) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the future of Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan; (15) Deputy Gino Kenny - the recent upsurge in violence in Gaza; (16) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need for the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the plans to publish an account of the investigative failures identified by a person (details supplied); and the steps she is taking to address them, emanating from the trial of a person; (17) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - the need to address the closure of post offices in County Donegal; (18) Deputies Frank O'Rourke and Anne Rabbitte - to discuss with the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform the proposed Revenue changes to mileage relief allowances for employees of Waterways Ireland; and (19) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the fact that Wexford County Council and eight other local authorities have not drawn down any allocated funds for Traveller accommodation in the past year.

The matters raised by Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan, Maurice Quinlivan and David Cullinane, Tony McLaughlin and Jackie Cahill have been selected for discussion.