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 Simon Harris - the ongoing situation in Syria; (2) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the need to introduce a seal cull; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to resolve the situation at Priory Hall, Dublin; (4) Deputy Nicky McFadden - illegal dumping and the responsibility of landlords and local councils to deal with litter problems; (5) Deputy John McGuinness - the dissolution of city and county enterprise boards; (6) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the ongoing situation in Syria; (7) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the changes to the processing of medical cards inquiries; (8) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the future of the Shannon LNG Project; (9) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to review policy in relation to the insulation of local authority houses; (10) Deputy Dan Neville - the urgency to appoint a permanent director to the National Suicide Prevention Office; (11) Deputy Martin Ferris - the legal situation regarding the granting of mortgage lending licences to people with criminal convictions; (12) Deputy Ciara Conway - the extension of the JobBridge scheme to lone parents and persons with disabilities; (13) Deputy Paul J. Connaughton - the unnecessarily rapid close of St. Anne's Nursing Home in Woodford, County Galway; (14) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the proposed amalgamation of the local development companies into local authorities; (15) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need for greater flexibility in the operation of the family income supplement benefit; (16) Deputy Noel Harrington - plans to encourage investment and research into the installation and commissioning of micro-generators linking into the national grid from wind, solar, heat, and wave generators; (17) Deputies Michael Conaghan and Dessie Ellis - the regeneration of St. Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8; (18) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the decision to disband the panel for recruitment to the Dublin Fire Brigade Service; (19) Deputy Seán Kyne - the need to expand Springboard and reform the educational grant system; (20) Deputy Jack Wall - the provision of funding in respect women's refuge centres; (21) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the effect that proposals for sick pay may have on jobs; (22) Deputy Derek Keating - the status of foreign diplomats here and the possible abuse of diplomatic immunity; (23) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the rationalisation of tourist offices; (24) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the Providence Resources foreshore application for drilling in Dublin Bay; (25) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the non-payment of bin charges by 18,000 people in Dublin city; (26) Deputy Mick Wallace - the loss of guidance counsellors from Gorey Community School, County Wexford; (27) Deputy Áine Collins - the need to reinstate funding to the agri-food sector through the Leader funding mechanism; and (28) Deputy Tom Fleming - the future of the Shannon LNG Project. The matters raised by Deputies Willie O'Dea, Seán Kyne, Áine Collins and Deputies Michael Conaghan and Dessie Ellis have been selected for discussion.