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 James Browne - to discuss further IDA investment in County Wexford; (2) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss waiting times for home help hours; (3) Deputy Sean Sherlock - the need to ensure safe water supplies at Bellvelly Cobh, County Cork; (4) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Jonathan O'Brien - to discuss investment in bus and light rail transport in Cork City; (5) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss the ongoing delays in payments of illness benefits; (6) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick; (7) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss the closure of post offices in County Donegal; (8) Deputies Fergus O'Dowd, Declan Breathnach, and Gerry Adams - to discuss the need for additional Garda resources in Drogheda, County Louth; (9) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss funding for the drugs and alcohol task forces and the pay structures of staff; (10) Deputy Darragh O'Brien - to discuss the delivery of a new school site for St. Joseph’s secondary school, Rush, County Dublin; (11) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the proposed revenue changes to mileage or relief allowances, for employees of Waterways Ireland; (12) Deputies John Brady and Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss locating a direct provision accommodation centre in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the impact of cuts to garda overtime in County Tipperary; (14) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the applications for non-military flights carrying weapons to land in Irish airports; (15) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss waiting times in Laois and Offaly for the home care package services; (16) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the admission, care and treatment of a patient with active TB and resulting cross-infection of staff; (17) Deputy Imelda Munster - to discuss the removal of an X-Ray facility from the extension plans at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (18) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to discuss plans to publish an account of the investigative failures in a recent case identified by a person (details supplied); (19) Deputy Sean Fleming - to discuss the need for IDA Ireland supported industry in County Laois; (20) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the recent daft.ie rental report showing Dublin rents up by 10.9% and national rents up 30% on 2008 peak figures; and (21) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the fighting in Gaza.

The matters raised by Deputies Fergus O'Dowd, Declan Breathnach and Gerry Adams; John Brady and Michael Fitzmaurice; Seán Sherlock; and Seán Fleming have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.55 p.m. and resumed at 2.55 p.m.