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 Healy-Rae - resources for the national park in Kerry; (2) Deputy Declan Breathnach - provision of a passport office in the Border region; (3) Deputy Thomas Pringle - China's ban on Irish live brown crab exports; (4) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the addition of Drogheda and the greater Louth area to the rent pressure zones; (5) Deputy Catherine Murphy - Tusla's need for access to rape crisis centre information; (6) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - funding to the Moat Club, Naas, County Kildare; (7) Deputy Tom Neville - litter problems in rural Ireland; (8) Deputy Joan Burton - the implementation of the Cush report; (9) Deputy Thomas Byrne - a safety review of the N2 road as a national route; (10) Deputy Brendan Griffin - job losses in Irish unlimited companies; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the impact of rising motor insurance especially in the taxi industry; (12) Deputy Sean Fleming - the stabbing to death of a person (details supplied) in Kilkenny City in 2012; (13) Deputies Mary Butler, James Lawless and James Browne - bed closures and provision of acute psychiatric care in counties Wexford and Waterford; (14) Deputy Niamh Smyth - the CLÁR programme 2017 and the roads improvement scheme; (15) Deputy Imelda Munster - collated data of council owned land banks zoned for housing; (16) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - questionnaires deadline for implementing the International Protection Bill 2015; (17) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice, Tony McLoughlin and Marc MacSharry - the threatened closure of veterinary labs; (18) Deputy Michael D'Arcy - IDA Ireland provision of a property for foreign direct investment for Wexford town; (19) Deputies John Curran, Alan Kelly, Kevin O'Keeffe - the closure of Harold’s Cross greyhound racing track; (20) Deputy Brian Stanley - to raise with the Minister for Justice and Equality the case of the death of Kieran Monahan, Durrow, County Laois on 15 February 2013 and to have this case reviewed; (21) Deputy Pat Buckley - the ambulance service in east Cork; (22) Deputy John Brassil - the proposed respite care facility at Kilmorna, Listowel, County Kerry; (23) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the NCPE decision on the Respreeza medication; (24) Deputy Gino Kenny - the school construction programme and the delay in Lucan community college's extension; (25) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the site of the Magdalene Laundry at Sean McDermott Street; (26) Deputy Billy Kelleher - the impact of construction inflation on health capital spending projects; (27) Deputy Bríd Smith - the crisis at Bus Éireann; (28) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - orthodontics at Loughlinstown hospital; (29) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the future of the Clonmel-Dublin Bus Éireann service; (30) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - respite service facilities in Sligo-Leitrim; (31) Deputy Barry Cowen - the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to address the latest figures showing that family homelessness was at record highs in January and to discuss what actions he is taking to try to stem the rise in homeless; (32) Deputy Martin Ferris - mental health services in Kerry; (33) Deputy Jack Chambers - the cost of developing the new national children's hospital at the St. James's Hospital site in Dublin; (34) Deputy Eamon Ryan - that the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade provide an urgent update on any information he has sought or received from the Egyptian Government in reference to the case of Ibrahim Halawa in light of the further delay of his trial, the 19th such delay, last week. This is following on from a Dáil delegation which visited Egypt in January of this year; and (35) Deputy Mick Barry - the additional funds being sought from the taxpayer for the event centre in Cork.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael Healy-Rae, Declan Breathnach, Michael Fitzmaurice, Tony McLoughlin, Marc MacSharry, John Curran, Alan Kelly and Kevin O'Keeffe have been selected for discussion.