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 Terence Flanagan - the need for faster broadband on the north side of Dublin; (2) Deputy Eoghan Murphy - the increase in demand for primary school places in September 2014 in Dublin South-East; (3) Deputy John O'Mahony - the closing down of five community district offices and 20 community welfare clinics in County Mayo; (4) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - the need to assign a clinical paediatric diabetes nurse to Letterkenny General Hospital; (5) Deputy Heather Humphreys - the importance of remembering the 40th anniversary of the death of Senator Billy Fox; (6) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to provide a housing solution for persons forced into homelessness; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the issue of non-payment of utilities by developers in control of unfinished estates such as Chambers Park and Abbeyfield, Kildare; (8) Deputy Joe Higgins - the need to address concerns regarding homeless families, rising rents and landlords refusing to accept tenants who depend on rent allowance; (9) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - the development of the coastal walkway to prevent flooding in Dundalk and Blackrock while bringing benefits in terms of tourism, recreation, and tackling obesity; (10) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to assist with the costs of treatment and associated costs for children with neuroblastoma; (11) Deputies Seán Crowe and Jerry Buttimer - the passing of the anti-gay Bill into law in Uganda; (12) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to discuss allegations that Travellers, including children, are being entered onto the PULSE criminal database system; (13) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need for an inquiry into allegations of racial profiling within An Garda Síochána; (14) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to raise immigration reform for the undocumented Irish in the upcoming St. Patrick's Day visit to the United States; (15) Deputy Robert Troy - the abolition of the subsidy to the bus operator servicing the route between Cavan and Longford; and (16) Deputy Dominic Hannigan - the way in which NAMA is going to fulfil its social dividend.

The matters raised by Deputies Sean Crowe and Jerry Buttimer; Brendan Smith; Gerald Nash; and Eoghan Murphy have been selected for discussion.