Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Topical Issue Matters
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 Áine Collins - the impact special areas of conservation are having on the livelihoods of small farmers in rural areas; (2) Deputy Anthony Lawlor - the provision of funding to progress the N7 upgrade, Osberstown interchange and Sallins bypass projects to construction stage; (3) Deputy David Stanton - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to debate the urgent need to secure a site for a new amalgamated school in Carrigtwohill for the existing two primary schools, Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Roll No. 18000W, and Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, Roll No. 17103E, both of which are struggling to meet the demand for places, as well as the new second level school planned for the town; (4) Deputy Michael McGrath - the loss of routes and the reduction of services at Cork Airport; (5) Deputy Pat Breen - the need to provide emergency funding for immediate prefab replacement at CBS Ennistymon, Ennistymon, County Clare; (6) Deputy Joe Costello - the need to implement the design manual for urban roads and streets in Phibsboro, Dublin 7; (7) Deputy Michael McNamara - the enforcement of the prohibition on the use of Irish airspace, airports and related facilities for purposes not in line with the dictates of international law; (8) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the treatment of residents of Áras Attracta; (9) Deputy Terence Flanagan - the processing of medical card applications in the primary care reimbursement service; (10) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for funding to progress the N7 upgrade project; (11) Deputy Michael Colreavy - mammography services at Sligo Regional Hospital; (12) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the need for drug-free accommodation to be separate from those in active addiction in view of proposed changes at the YMCA hostel on Aungier Street; (13) Deputy Martin Ferris - a proposal for the setting up of volunteer visiting committees to visit HSE-funded residential settings for people with disabilities; (14) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide an update on the impact on trade between the European Union and Russia in view of the imposition of sanctions; (15) Deputy Seán Kenny - the delay by NAMA in the handing over of apartments at Calderwood Court, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, to the National Association of Building Co-operatives; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need to discuss the importance of the school completion programme and the possible negative effects of cuts to the programme for areas with a history of educational disadvantage; (17) Deputy Mick Wallace - the need to discuss the terms of reference of a commission of investigation into the findings of the Guerin report; (18) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to discuss the terms of reference of a commission of investigation into the findings of the Guerin report; (19) Deputy Niall Collins - the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline when a commission of investigation will be established into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ronan McLaughlin; when the commission of investigation will be established, as recommended in the Guerin report; and when the Fennelly commission of investigation will publish its report; and (20) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need for the Minister for Social Protection to clarify the status of enhanced redundancy payments for former employees of the Tipperary hostel.
The matters raised by Deputies Seán Kenny, Áine Collins, Pat Breen and Michael Colreavy have been selected for discussion.