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 Carol Nolan - to discuss the implications of reducing the intake of preschool children to once annually; (2) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss a cannabis access programme for medical use of cannabis in Ireland; (3) Deputies Kevin O'Keeffe and Sean Sherlock - to discuss the water supply issues at Ballyhooly, County Cork; (4) Deputies Robert Troy and Michael Moynihan – the need to review the roll-out of the commercial broadband scheme; (5) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin and John Brady - to discuss the compliance with the Labour Court recommendation in the LloydsPharmacy dispute; (6) Deputy Brendan Ryan - to discuss the income thresholds that qualify for local authority housing support; (7) Deputy Joe Carey - the need to progress construction of the Ennis south flood relief scheme in County Clare; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss safety concerns at the Cromcastle Court apartments complex in Kilmore West, Dublin; (9) Deputy Peter Burke – the need to progress the upgrade of The Downs national school in County Westmeath; (10) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the advancement of housing development in Celbridge; (11) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss the Pandemrix vaccine used in the flu vaccination programme; (12) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss staffing issues at St. John's Hospital, Limerick; (13) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Mick Barry - to discuss the industrial action taken by fire service staff in Cork city; (14) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the recent valsartan product recall; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to consider establishing a contemporary model of the Land Commission; (16) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the plan for locating St. Francis School, Portlaoise on the site of former St. Paul's primary school, Borris Road, Portlaoise; (17) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need to suspend the use of transvaginal mesh; (18) Deputy Martin Heydon - delays in delivery of home care packages in community healthcare organisation 7, Kildare-West Wicklow; (19) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss replies to my parliamentary questions relating to community hospitals in Donegal; (20) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the number of companies refusing to engage with the industrial relations process here; (21) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss waiting time for procedures at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital; and (22) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss industrial unrest at Ryanair.

The matters raised by Deputies Carol Nolan, Joe Carey, Frank O’Rourke and Marc MacSharry have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2.15 p.m. and resumed at 3.15 p.m.