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 Eamon Ryan - to discuss the purchase of High Island to preserve the archaeological and ecological importance of the island; (2) Deputies Sean Sherlock and Anne Rabbitte - to seek an update from the Minister on matters related to Scouting Ireland; (3) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Thomas P. Broughan, Gino Kenny and Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need for a public inquiry into the death of Shane O'Farrell ; (4) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - capital funding for the approved new diabetes day unit at Sligo University Hospital; (5) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the provision of additional jobs and further IDA Ireland investment in County Wexford; (6) Deputy David Cullinane - to discuss the status of providing an Educate Together national school in Dungarvan; (7) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the closure of respite care services in Midleton Community Hospital; (8) Deputy Michael McGrath - to discuss the provision of additional Garda resources for the Togher district and the station hours in Carrigaline and Douglas; (9) Deputy Darragh O'Brien - to discuss the costs incurred to date in planning the greater Dublin drainage project; (10) Deputies John Curran and Bobby Aylward - the failure to make the drug Spinraza available for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy; (11) Deputy Joan Collins - the Labour Court recommendation in 2008 that community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors be provided with an employer sponsored occupational pension and the fact that these workers still do not have an occupational pension 11 years later; (12) Deputy Gerry Adams - to discuss the commitment given to support the Connors family following the tragic fire at Carrickmines; (13) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss the ongoing crisis in the beef industry; (14) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the Minister of Finance's failure to implement the Labour Court's 2008 recommendation that community employment supervisors and assistant supervisors be given access to an occupational pension; (15) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister for Education and Skills the funding needed for a new building for Kolbe special school, Portlaoise, County Laois; (16) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to urgently increase Garda numbers in County Tipperary; (17) Deputy Michael Harty - the development of tourism projects in the Bunratty area by Shannon Heritage, and (18) Deputy Eugene Murphy - an update on the direct provision centre in Roosky.

The matters raised by Deputies Eamon Ryan; Darragh O'Brien; Michael McGrath; and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Thomas P. Broughan, Gino Kenny and Niamh Smyth have been selected for discussion.