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 Éamon Ó Cuív - stádas na seirbhíse farantóireachta chuig Árainn, Inis Mór, ó Ros an Mhíl a chinntiú i bhfianaise an fhógra go bhfuil an tseirbhís atá á cur ar fáil le stopadh; (2) Deputy Martin Kenny - arrangements for the spreading of slurry in areas where the deadline could not be adhered to due to bad weather; (3) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - supports needed for St. Joseph's national school, Marino, Dublin 3, on its application for DEIS 1 status; (4) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the disparity between sterling and euro in retail prices; (5) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the impact of changes to the State pension in 2012; (6) Deputy Brian Stanley - retention of services at Portlaoise Regional Hospital, including maternity and emergency services; (7) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the withdrawal of a bus service in Galway; (8) Deputy Timmy Dooley - changes to the out-of-hours Shannon Doc general practitioner service; (9) Deputy Jackie Cahill - competition concerns in the beef industry; (10) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - concern over delays with the new accident and emergency department at Limerick University Hospital; (11) Deputy John Brassil - the future of Tarbert power plant; (12) Deputies Thomas Byrne, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry - the ASTI strike action; (13) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for improved youth services in County Kildare, including a dedicated youth officer; (14) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - the staffing of maternity services in University Hospital Galway; (15) Deputy Barry Cowen - the withdrawal and relocation of ambulance services from Edenderry to Tullamore; (16) Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe - allegations of inappropriate behaviour in University College Cork; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the NAMA commission of investigation; (18) Deputy Clare Daly - the terms of reference of the O'Neill investigation and the undermining allegations; (19) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the impact of puppy farms and the need for stricter enforcement; and (20) Deputy Mary Butler - the latest audit of stroke services.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, Catherine Murphy and Kevin O'Keeffe have been selected for discussion.