Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Michael McGrath - securing a site for a permanent school building for Rochestown Educate Together national school; (2) Deputy Thomas Byrne - a scheme to reimburse community groups which incur costs in submitting and presenting to oral hearings in respect of planning permission under the Strategic Infrastructure Act; (3) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the reports into the nurses and midwives board which raise a number of concerns; (4) Deputy John Brassil - an immediate review to increase the limit under the rent allowance scheme announced for County Kerry; (5) Deputies Thomas P. Broughan and Clare Daly - an environmental impact of the existing runway and the new proposed runway at Dublin Airport, given noise pollution and that the existing runway was not subject to the planning conditions in place for the new runway such as restrictions on night flights and the requirements of the environmental impact study; (6) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - meeting the demand for Gaelscoileanna; (7) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - restoration and maintenance of appropriate emergency beds for service users in St. Mary's, Drumcar, County Louth; (8) Deputy David Cullinane - insulin pump therapy services available to patients with a type 1 diabetes, the number of vacant endocrinologist posts, the average waiting time to see an endocrinologist or diabetes consultant and the number of cardiac patients who are also diabetics at Waterford University Hospital; (9) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - the objection by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to the upgrading and realignment of the main Oughterard to Clifden road in County Galway; (10) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the need for the projected increase in home care packages to be delivered as a priority; (11) Deputy James Browne - undisclosed payments to executives at St. John of God Hospital; (12) Deputy Joan Collins - waste companies, the pay-by-weight system and contracts with customers; (13) Deputy John Curran - provision of additional home care packages to allow patients who have been deemed medically fit for discharge from Tallaght hospital in Dublin 24 to be discharged; (14) Deputy Alan Farrell - refocusing the Government's efforts on cutting child care costs to support families; (15) Deputy Niamh Smyth - the withdrawal of the Beit collection paintings from auction at Christies in London on 7 July 2016; (16) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - the crisis in the accident and emergency department, including the number of persons waiting on trolleys, and prioritising the opening of the new department at Limerick University Hospital; (17) Deputy Sean Fleming - concerns at artificial pricing thresholds in medicine pricing arrangements with the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association; (18) Deputy Seán Haughey - the need to ensure all citizens are computer literate through an expansion of the adult literacy programme and other initiatives; (19) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the lack of public consultation following the extension of the deadline for submission of documentation relating to an application for a foreshore lease by the Marine Institute in An Spidéal and Na Forbacha in Contae na Gaillimhe; (20) Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett and Paul Murphy - the publication in the United Kingdom of the Chilcot report on the war in Iraq; (21) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - lowering the level of the river Shannon from September 2016 so as to prevent winter flooding; (22) Deputies Carol Nolan and John Brady - the operation and rules of the new rent supplement scheme and the housing assistance payment scheme; (23) Deputy Robert Troy - the closure of St. Vincent's Hospital in Athlone, County Westmeath; (24) Deputy Mick Barry - strengthening the powers of the charities regulator; (25) Deputy Bríd Smith - social protection plans for the Jobpath scheme; and (26) Deputy Mick Wallace - the impact of the commencement of construction of a nine-storey office block beside St. Mary's Church at City Quay, Dublin 2.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael McGrath; Thomas P. Broughan and Clare Daly, Maurice Quinlivan; and Fergus O'Dowd have been selected for discussion.