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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Vol. 805 No. 2

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 Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - the possible impact of a turf cutting compensation scheme contract on the relocation of turf cutters; (2) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the funding for respite care and support for families with children who have intellectual disabilities; (3) Deputy Jim Daly - the need to introduce new schemes in respect of employment assistance; (4) Deputy Brendan Smith - the failure of the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the European Union to extend the arms embargo relating to Syria; (5) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the provision of ambulance services in the Naas area of County Kildare; (6) Deputy Paschal Donohoe - the status of negotiations between the OPW and the Irish Insurance Federation regarding the possible insurance cover for homes in flood risk areas; (7) Deputies Peter Mathews, Simon Harris, Derek Keating, Robert Troy, Mary Lou McDonald, Ciara Conway, Alan Farrell, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Róisín Shortall, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and John Lyons - standards and inspections in place to protect children in crèches; (8) Deputy Jerry Buttimer - the need to address increasing household electricity prices; (9) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the closure of hospital beds in community hospitals in County Donegal; (10) Deputy Heather Humphreys - the need to take action to address the increase in livestock theft in the north Monaghan area; (11) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to address the shortage of social housing provision in the Dublin North-Central area of Dublin City Council and the Howth-Malahide area of Fingal County Council; (12) Deputy Michael P. Kitt - the reduction in community project funds, Leader funding, in County Galway; (13) Deputy Joe McHugh - the need for greater co-operation between State bodies in developing greenway cycle paths; (14) Deputy Noel Harrington - the changes in criteria for special needs assistants to children with disabilities in mainstream classes; (15) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need for contingency plans to secure the future of the existing post office network when social welfare payments move to a non-cash basis; (16) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need to adequately address the ongoing fodder crisis; (17) Deputy Seán Kyne - the allocation of moneys to Comhar na nOileán Teoranta in the recent Leader funding announcement; (18) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the need to ensure adequate funding for St. Mary's community centre, Richmond Hill, Rathmines, Dublin 6; (19) Deputy Martin Ferris - the need to regulate mortgage providers who have convictions in this and other jurisdictions; (20) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need to review the examination system in place for people seeking to obtain SPSV licences for taxis to reflect their service area; (21) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to re-examine changes made to PRSI in view of the impact on the take-up of Tús places; (22) Deputy Michael McGrath - the ongoing investigation by the Central Bank of Ireland into the mis-selling of payment protection insurance policies; (23) Deputy Colm Keaveney - the need to provide temporary supplementary grants on a needs basis following the removal of the mobility allowance and pending its replacement by a permanent scheme; (24) Deputy Mick Wallace - the prospect of the Revenue Commissioners receiving all local property tax returns by this evening's deadline; and (25) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - fatal foetal abnormalities and the protection of life during pregnancy Bill.

The matters raised by Deputies Peter Mathews, Simon Harris, Derek Keating, Robert Troy, Mary Lou McDonald, Ciara Conway, Alan Farrell, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Róisín Shortall, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and John Lyons; Luke 'Ming' Flanagan; and Thomas P. Broughan have been selected for discussion.

There are three matters altogether.

I thought there were four.