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 Mary Butler - the need to discuss the unique south-eastern model in residential care homes; (2) Deputy Tom Neville - the need to discuss the mid-west integrated community service for persons with co-occurring conditions; (3) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - the need to discuss the availability of autism spectrum disorder unit spaces for children in Carlow-Kilkenny; (4) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the scandalously low number of Garda Síochána members attached to Garda stations in Dublin South-Central; (5) Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett and Gino Kenny - the need to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ghouta, Syria; (6) Deputies Niamh Smyth and Jackie Cahill - the need to address urgently concerns over cuts to the Tús scheme; (7) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the reinstatement of the Coughlanstown Road, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare; (8) Deputies Brian Stanley, Catherine Murphy, Imelda Munster and Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss with the Minister the recent reports in respect of Government communications policy and arrangements for sponsored content to appear in local, regional and national newspapers in regard to Project Ireland 2040 reporting; (9) Deputy Róisín Shortall - the need to discuss the Educate Together proposal on a multidenominational schools intake scheme; (10) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin and John Curran - the update on capital funding for Scoil Mochua in Clondalkin and the special needs of the students; (11) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the need to discuss Garda resources for Kildare North; (12) Deputy Carol Nolan - the need to discuss the methods used to rural-proof the national framework plan; (13) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Health to address how he intends supporting patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis; (14) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the upgrading of Clonmel Garda station; (15) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - the waiting list for children requiring a wheelchair; (16) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the need for a rail line from Navan to Dublin; (17) Deputy Pat Buckley - the need to discuss a response to the increase in self-harm presentations; (18) Deputy Martin Ferris - protection of sprat and inshore fisheries from large trawlers; and (19) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - the need to address the shocking failings found by HIQA in its inspection of the child protection and welfare systems in operation in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary and the considerable threat that this poses to children living in these counties.

The matters raised by Deputies Shortall; Ó Broin and Curran; Neville; and Boyd Barrett and Gino Kenny have been selected for discussion.