Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Topical Issue Matters
Acting Chairman (Deputy Robert Troy):
I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Ciara Conway - the need to fill vacancies in the speech and language therapy services to the rehabilitation centre St. Patrick's hospital and community care in Waterford city; (2) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the issue of people using the Internet anonymously; (3) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to improve upon current structures and funding to meet the fast-growing demand for Irish medium education throughout the country; (4) Deputy Patrick O'Donovan - the need for measures to be introduced to ensure proper country of origin labelling; (5) Deputy Dominic Hannigan - the procedures in place where fees are requested by doctors for medical letters; (6) Deputy Dan Neville - the establishment of a rehabilitation adult mental health service; (7) Deputy Patrick Nulty - the need to restore the Christmas bonus for carers, pensioners, and those on long-term social welfare payments; (8) Deputy Michael Creed - the need for upgrading the N22 Kerry to Cork road; (9) Deputy Brendan Griffin - the need for upgrading the N22 Kerry to Cork road; (10) Deputy Simon Harris - the need for the development of a leaving certificate course in computer programming and information technology; (11) Deputy Jim Daly - the lack of new routes announced by Cork Airport despite the recent abolition of the airline travel tax; (12) Deputy Finian McGrath - top-up payments at the Central Remedial Clinic in Clontarf, Dublin 3; (13) Deputy Denis Naughten - the need to investigate the sale and reuse of HSE braces by a dentist employed in the Galway orthodontic department; (14) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - co-funding under Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy 2014-20; (15) Deputy Willie Penrose - the upper service limits that apply post 1 January 1994 to enlisted personnel of the Permanent Defence Force; (16) Deputy Gerald Nash - the need to deliver funding commitments from the Irish government and the Northern Ireland Executive for the Narrow Water bridge project; (17) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - the over crowding of the Sligo-Dublin train; (18) Deputy Michelle Mulherin - the need to make adequate provision for nursing staff in special needs schools; (19) Deputies Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett - the rising problem of rough sleeping; (20) Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor - the issue of Wi-Fi access for staff or service users, creating a digital divide for people with disabilities; (21) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the increasing cost of public transport in Ireland; (22) Deputy Clare Daly - the loss of 570 jobs at MSD Pharmaceuticals in Swords; (23) Deputy Mick Wallace - the continued use of Shannon Airport by the U.S. military; (24) Deputy Niall Collins - the recent resignation of the deputy state pathologist; and (25) Deputy Michael McNamara - explosive hazard in Shannon.
The matters raised by Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív; Deputies Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett; Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor; and Deputy Dominic Hanniganhave been selected for discussion.