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 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss ongoing delays in the issuing of passports; (2) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delays in processing primary medical cert applications; (3) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss child abduction; (4) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss the provision of additional fibre broadband infrastructure to premises that do not have a fibre broadband connection in place; (5) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss providing equitable funding from the local government equalisation fund to Galway County Council to deal with the funding crisis and to ensure it can hire adequate staff numbers; (6) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - an géarghá de tuilleadh Gaelcholáistí chun freastal ar an éileamh san ardchathair; (7) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the next steps in relation to the Brandon report and the actions of the HSE in response to it; (8) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss concern in mainstream schools where special education teachers are used to teach classes where teachers are absent; (9) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the crisis in GP care in north Kildare; (10) Deputy Barry Cowen - to discuss the need to ensure that measures to enhance competition in the energy sector are implemented and enforced; (11) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the need to secure funding for the remainder of track renewal on the Ballybrophy railway line; and (12) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss the issuing of work permits and visas for workers from outside the European Union related to the construction trade.

The matters raised by Deputies Carthy, Ó Cuív, Collins and Ó Laoghaire have been selected for discussion.