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 Éamon Ó Cuív - funding for Traveller-specific issues highlighted in the Traveller community survey; (2) Deputies James Lawless and Frank O'Rourke - the need to discuss decisions on the Leixlip and Celbridge local area plans; (3) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss accident and emergency services in County Meath; (4) Deputy David Cullinane - child psychology services in the Waterford area; (5) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss respite care service provision in County Louth; (6) Deputy Noel Rock - the new urban development of Scribblestown, County Dublin; (7) Deputies Kathleen Funchion and Joan Burton - to discuss the recent decision to withdraw the over-age exemption from the ECCE scheme in 2018; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss the problem of joyriding and anti-social behaviour in Dublin Bay North; (9) Deputy Brian Stanley - the need to discuss flood prevention measures in Mountmellick and other areas of Laois; (10) Deputy Mattie McGrath - clarification on the status of the minor works grants scheme for the 2018-2019 period; (11) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for light rail in Cork city; (12) Deputy James Browne - the need for the Minister for Health to review the criteria and practices for recruiting psychologists to HSE positions; (13) Deputy John McGuinness - the need for the Minister for Health to outline what action he will take to address long waiting times for psychiatric services in St. Luke's hospital, Kilkenny, and for community mental health services in the county; (14) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss possible industrial action in section 39 agencies; (15) Deputy Jonathan O'Brien - to discuss the urgent matter of the emergency bed plan for homelessness in Cork; (16) Deputy Eamon Ryan - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will comment on the advisory notices put up asking cyclists to dismount and walk through sections of the city centre following last weekend's running of the new Luas cross-city line, whether the intention is to put a ban or restrictions on cycling in the areas used by the new Luas line and what he will do to promote cycling in the city centre; (17) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - to ask the Minister for Finance if he will intervene to ensure that Air Bound Trampoline Park, Dundalk, County Louth, will not close due to lack of insurance next Tuesday; and (18) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss under topical issues the urgent need for a primary care centre to be delivered in the north Finglas area.

The matters raised by Deputies Jonathan O'Brien, Fitzpatrick, and Funchion and Burton have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 4.52 p.m. and resumed at 5.32 p.m.