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 Fergus O'Dowd - the cost of removing the M1 toll at Drogheda; (2) Deputy Thomas Byrne - upgrading of the N2 from Kilmoon to Ashbourne, County Meath; (3) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - EU funding to Libya to tackle the migration issue; (4) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to support disabled person’s parking cards for dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers; (5) Deputy Lisa Chambers - to address the staffing levels in the maternity unit at Mayo University Hospital; (6) Deputy Imelda Munster - to address the funding of housing adaptation grants for County Louth; (7) Deputy Peter Burke - the rebranding of a midlands tourism strategy; (8) Deputy Thomas Pringle - the status of Seaview respite home, Mountcharles, County Donegal; (9) Deputy John McGuinness - the status of the Camphill centre in Ballytobin, Callan, County Kilkenny; (10) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - second level school places for children with special needs in the Newbridge area; and (11) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - the HSE's contracting of outside investigators for complaints with autism services.

The matters raised by Deputies Fergus O'Dowd, Thomas Pringle, Lisa Chambers and Maureen O'Sullivan have been selected for discussion.