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 Stephen S. Donnelly - the provision of funding for rehabilitative training placements in respect of young adults with intellectual disabilities who are due to start such placements in September; (2) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the projections pertaining to the revised staffing schedules for small schools; (3) Deputy Paudie Coffey - the need, following the NUI Maynooth report to the ESRI on the national spatial strategy, to address the lack of jobs created and foreign investment attracted to the cities of Limerick and Waterford; (4) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the provision of funding for the construction phase of the Dominick Street regeneration project in Dublin; (5) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need for CIE and Iarnród Éireann to protect their property rights and prevent encroachment onto their properties, in order to facilitate the development of disused railway lines; (6) Deputy Brendan Smith - the provision of assistance from the State's industrial development agencies to Flair International in Bailieborough, County Cavan; (7) Deputy John Deasy - the unemployment rate of 20% in the south east; (8) Deputy Micheál Martin - the need to reverse the decision to abolish the modern languages in primary schools initiative; (9) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan and Dara Calleary - the need to prevent burglaries in rural areas and the possible introduction of mandatory minimum sentences for people who intended to use physical force against the occupants of premises being robbed; (10) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the discovery of pyrite in three Dublin national schools; (11) Deputy Sean Fleming - the continued opening of Ballacolla and Ballinakill Garda stations in County Laois; (12) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - the need to maintain theatre activity at Cavan General Hospital; (13) Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl - the situation in Syria and the steps the EU is taking to address it; (14) Deputy Alan Farrell - applications from the live register for positions in polling stations and count centres; (15) Deputy Martin Ferris - the consequences of changes to rent supplement; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the maintenance and refurbishment of social housing in the Dublin City Council area; (17) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the deficit in the Health Service Executive; (18) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the new rent allowance limits, their effectiveness in forcing landlords to reduce rents and their impact on the need for emergency housing; (19) Deputy Willie O'Dea - the latest figures from the Quarterly National Household Survey, which show a fall in employment and a rise in unemployment; (20) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - the disconnection of utilities from residents; and (21) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the emerging preferred site options for the greater Dublin drainage project.

The matters raised by Deputies Martin, Deasy, O'Donovan and Calleary, and Ó Ríordáin have been selected for discussion