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) Deputies Michael McGrath and Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - to discuss waiting times for child autism spectrum disorder assessments in Cork; (2) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss the appointment of the Garda Commissioner; (3) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the need to develop bus services in rural parts of County Clare; (4) Deputy Willie Penrose - to ask the Minister of Finance what proposals his Department has to act upon the recommendations of the public banking investigation report; (5) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss a proposal for a cannabis access programme; (6) Deputy Seamus Healy - to discuss the differential rent scheme as a reserved function of elected local authority members; (7) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the delays with the development of Naas town centre; (8) Deputies Michael Harty, Michael Collins and Danny Healy-Rae - the need for a specialist Parkinson's nurse for Cork and Kerry; (9) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss safety concerns at Cromcastle Court apartments complex in Kilmore West, Dublin; (10) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need to approve funding for Letterkenny University Hospital to reopen the short stay ward; (11) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the need for a behavioural therapist and second speech and language therapist in St. Cecelia's school in Sligo; (12) Deputy Dara Calleary - the recent changes by the NTA to Bus Éireann routes in County Mayo, the lack of notice provided and the serious inconvenience they are causing the public; (13) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the advancement of housing development in Celbridge, specifically housing on vacant lands, as per local area plan, LAP, infrastructure 4.6, which have been identified as an area of key and strategic development, and to discuss the attendant infrastructure measures that needed to be implemented to deliver this housing; (14) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the implications and impact of reducing the intake of preschool children from three times annually to once annually, thus depriving eligible children born in the first quarter of the year from availing of their full entitlement to early childhood education; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to consider establishing a contemporary model of the Land Commission; (16) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss ongoing protests by nurses at University Hospital Kerry; (17) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Barry - to discuss the latest threat of strike action at Ryanair and the planned industrial action at Ryanair by pilots, respectively; (18) Deputy Robert Troy - for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to address the chronic shortages that are emerging in the number of taxi drivers operating here; (19) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the repair of the salmon weir on the river Blackwater, Fermoy, County Cork; (20) Deputy Martin Heydon - delays in delivery of home care packages in community healthcare organisation 7, Kildare-west Wicklow; (21) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the plans of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, to build volumetric housing after yesterday's housing summit; (22) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the protection for subcontractors following the liquidation of the Sammon Group; and (23) Deputy Niamh Smyth - the urgent need for the Down's syndrome centre for the north east to progress immediately in Carrickmacross.

The matters raised by Deputies Michael McGrath and Margaret Murphy O'Mahony; Bríd Smith; Bernard J. Durkan; and Pat Buckley; have been selected for discussion.