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 John McGuinness - to discuss waiting times for mental health services in St. Luke's hospital Kilkenny and throughout County Kilkenny; (2) Deputy Gino Kenny - the need to provide kuvan medication for those living with PKU, phenylketonuria here; (3) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the shortage of special needs second level school places in the Newbridge area; (4) Deputy David Cullinane - the need for an investigation into sexual abuse allegations (details supplied) in various State agencies; (5) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need for HSE funding to meet recommended pay restoration for section 39 staff in the Irish Wheelchair Association; (6) Deputies Brendan Smith, Charlie McConalogue, Niamh Smyth, Dara Calleary, Bobby Aylward, Jackie Cahill, Anne Rabbitte and Eamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the urgent need to provide a fodder aid scheme; (7) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss the ongoing delay in GLAS payments; (8) Deputy Seamus Healy - to discuss the approval of funding for construction at Gaelschoil Chluain Meala; (9) Deputy Mary Butler - the absence of psychology services for children with disabilities in Waterford; (10) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the underfunding of GSOC and recent commentary by the chairperson; (11) Deputy Eugene Murphy - to discuss the HSE embargo on admissions at Aras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea; (12) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the position with BPS payments to farmers on the Killery Mountain; (13) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the closure of Edmondstown Road, Rathfarnham; (14) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the need to improve mental health services, especially in psychiatry in County Kildare; (15) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the completion of the Loreto secondary school in Wexford; (16) Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - the status of the flood relief scheme in Bandon; (17) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the need for additional public transport solutions in Cork City; (18) Deputy Clare Daly - the need to review the qualifying criteria for the pyrite scheme; (19) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the impact here following the liquidation of Carrillion in the UK; (20) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the impact of recent floods in Galway; and (21) Deputy John Brady - the position with the completion of primary schools in Bray, County Wicklow

The matters raised by Deputies John McGuinness, Gino Kenny, Seamus Healy and Martin Ferris have been selected for discussion.