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 Michael McNamara - the Lough Derg water extraction plan; (2) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need to legislate for the placing of all 400 kV cables underground; (3) Deputy Paudie Coffey - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with communities regarding the proposed GridLink routes; (4) Deputy Catherine Byrne - the options considered to reduce smoking in pregnancy; (5) Deputy Martin Heydon - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with the communities who have real concerns about the proposed GridLink routes; (6) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the health services and supports available to children and adults suffering with Ehlers Danlos syndrome; (7) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the difficulties caused by insufficient rent supplement caps; (8) Deputy Pat Deering - the need for meaningful engagement by EirGrid with the communities who have real concerns regarding the proposed GridLink routes; (9) Deputy Clare Daly - the impact of Grid25 on communities; (10) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the EirGrid plan to erect large pylons to carry power lines through different parts of Ireland; and (11) Deputy Áine Collins - the need to provide personal assistants to children with serious disabilities for the preschool year.

The matters raised by Deputies Catherine Byrne, Áine Collins, Thomas P. Broughan and Catherine Murphy have been selected for discussion.