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 names of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy John Brassil - to examine if arrangements can be made for the licensing in 2017 of mussel seed fishermen using UK registered boats; (2) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the operating parameters provided by family hubs for temporary accommodation for homeless families; (3) Deputy Noel Rock - to update on the primary care centre in Finglas; (4) Deputy Sean Fleming - the future of Portlaoise mail centre; (5) Deputy Pat Deering - to discuss securing an IDA Ireland facility for Carlow; (6) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - concern for Irish greyhounds being exported to other jurisdictions; (7) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the cuts to home help hours in County Offaly; (8) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to discuss upgrading of the N2 from Kilmoon to Ashbourne in County Meath; (9) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - public dental services for primary school students in the midlands; (10) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to review the case of a carers allowance for a person (detail supplied) that was withdrawn causing considerable hardship; (11) Deputy Martin Kenny - the impact of teacher appointment thresholds in rural schools such as Kiltyclogher national school, County Leitrim; (12) Deputy Niall Collins - the proposed support cuts by the HSE to post-mastectomy cancer survivors; (13) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss the recommendations of Age Action Ireland on regulating nursing home charges; (14) Deputy Brendan Smith - allocation of school transport services based on home to school distances; (15) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - to discuss proposed changes to strengthen the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the Policing Authority; (16) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - the status of a new secondary school at De La Salle College, Macroom, County Cork; (17) Deputy Martin Ferris – the impact of the UK withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention; and (18) Deputy Mick Barry - the action taken by crane operators seeking improvement in pay and conditions.

The matters raised by Deputies Brendan Smith, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Niall Collins and Thomas P. Broughan have been selected for discussion.