Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - 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 Clare Daly, Louise O'Reilly and Darragh O'Brien - the need to discuss the current conditions in St. Mologa’s school, Balbriggan; (2) Deputy Marc MacSharry - closure of post office in north County Sligo; (3) Deputy James Lawless - overcrowding on commuter train services from Kildare; (4) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the effect of the Garda overtime ban on operations over the Halloween period; (5) Deputy James Browne - the need for the Minister for Health to address the delays facing County Wexford children awaiting orthodontic treatment; (6) Deputy Eugene Murphy - to discuss the impending lost of a second teaching post at Ballinlough Church of Ireland national school in County Roscommon and the need to grant a reprieve until September 2019 due to extenuating and exceptional circumstances; (7) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin - that the Minister for Health would explain his continuing refusal to accept the BeNeLuxA initiative concerning nusinersen, Spinraza, now that Ireland has joined the initiative; (8) Deputies Joan Burton, Ruth Coppinger and Lisa Chambers - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of the campaign by parents of children with autism in Dublin 15 for the need to establish an autism-specific special school, the fact existing 18 autism spectrum disorder units in Dublin 15 are oversubscribed, and the considerable distance parents and pupils need to travel to send their children to an autism-specific special school, the fact there is no such school on the northside of Dublin, what proposals his Department has to address this and if he will make a statement on the matter; (9) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the crisis in the GP system; (10) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the scheme to replace lead piping in housing throughout the country; (11) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality what plans he will put in place to address the backlog of 763 court cases currently in Limerick; (12) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the rates charged by hospitals to private healthcare providers; (13) Deputy Gino Kenny - staff shortages in the National Rehabilitation Centre; (14) Deputies Anne Rabbitte and Frank O'Rourke - to ask the Minister for Finance to explain the proposed change for mileage relief allowances for staff who work with Waterways Ireland and make a statement on the matter as its impacting on staff in southern Ireland; (15) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister for Education and Skills the funding needed for a new building for Kolbe special school in Portlaoise, County Laois; and (16) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The matters raised by Deputies Clare Daly, Louise O'Reilly and Darragh O'Brien, Joan Burton, Ruth Coppinger and Lisa Chambers, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, and Marc MacSharry have been selected for discussion.