Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - 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 John Brassil - to discuss the FEMPI announcement and cuts to pharmacists' fees; (2) Deputy Eamon Ryan - to discuss advice received from Repak with regard to the Waste Reduction Bill; (3) Deputy Catherine Murphy - to discuss the permissions needed by some medical professionals when moving into self-employment as general practitioners; (4) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss home care funding which causes a delay in discharge of patients from the National Rehabilitation Hospital; (5) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss under a Topical Issue debate a series of developments and projects planned for Finglas village and its environs without a corresponding development of facilities or community gain; (6) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss the lack of general practitioner services in Milltown, County Kerry; (7) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss the curtailment of the air ambulance service; (8) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the refurbishment of Celbridge health centre and the provision of a dental clinic; (9) Deputy Micheál Martin - to discuss plans to replace the family services provided at the Bessborough centre in Cork which is for sale; (10) Deputy Danny Healy-Rae - to ask the Minister for Health to ensure that a permanent general practitioner service is put in place for the people of Milltown, County Kerry; (11) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the provision of further resources to tackle drug abuse in the Drogheda and east Meath area; (12) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss efforts to reduce the costs and increase the availability of insurance; (13) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht whether she or anyone from her Department has been in contact with Galway Community Circus in regard to its difficulties in accessing adequate insurance cover, and if she will make a statement on the matter; (14) Deputy Joan Burton - to ask the Minister for Health the policy of his Department in regard to the proposed transfer of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital to Blanchardstown, Dublin 15; and (15) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need to uphold the constitutional rights of all children to access education on World Children’s Day.

The matters raised by Deputies John Brassil, Eamon Ryan, Micheál Martin and Aengus Ó Snodaigh have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.05 p.m. and resumed at 2.05 p.m.