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 Catherine Murphy - the recent decision on the Celbridge local area plan; (2) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to discuss the defined benefit pension scheme in CIÉ; (3) Deputies Sean Fleming and Brian Stanley - the future of the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise; (4) Deputy Danny Healy-Rae - the lack of nursing support for sufferers of Parkinson's disease in County Kerry; (5) Deputy Joan Collins - today's report by on soaring rents and less rental property and the ESRI report on house price increases of 20% over the next three years; (6) Deputy John Brady - funding of Purple House Cancer Support in Bray, County Wicklow; (7) Deputy Brendan Smith - to discuss the ongoing human rights violations in Myanmar; (8) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the need to review the housing assistance payment limits in north Kildare; (9) Deputy Martin Ferris - full-time residential care for adults in need; (10) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss loading of car insurance policies for the elderly; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - the need for legislative reform in regard to pension benefits; (12) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the situation with the bus service in County Meath; (13) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - funding for Traveller-specific housing and implementation of Traveller accommodation programmes; (14) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to discuss the National Treatment Purchase Fund and hospital waiting lists; (15) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - cancellation of surgeries due to building works at Merlin Park University Hospital; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - the need to connect the R630 to the N25 Cork road at Lakeview roundabout; (17) Deputy Mick Barry - the poor level of delivery of public housing by local authorities and approved housing bodies over the past year as reported in The Irish Times today; (18) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need for urgent Government action to address the emerging fodder crisis on many farms due to the impact of the unprecedented wet weather; (19) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the challenges facing the operation of the Court of Appeal; and (20) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the local authority social housing completion rate in County Wexford.

The matters raised by Deputies Catherine Murphy, Eoin Ó Broin, Billy Kelleher and Danny Healy-Rae have been selected for discussion.