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) Deputy Seamus Healy - to discuss delays in processing medical card applications; (2) Deputy Imelda Munster - to discuss the removal of an X-ray facility from the extension plans at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (3) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the future of the An Post mail centre in Cork; (4) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss the increase in anti-social and criminal behaviour in areas of Dublin; (5) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the need for an urgent outreach response to curb the rise in drug addiction in the Drogheda area; (6) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the impending accommodation crisis for North Wicklow Educate Together school; (7) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the status of the new school building for St. Paul’s secondary school, Monasterevin; (8) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the advancement of housing development as per the local area plan on infrastructure, chapter 4.6, for Celbridge, County Kildare; (9) Deputies Clare Daly, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mick Wallace and Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the Craigavon two following a visit by a cross-party group of Deputies to Westminster; (10) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need for new road safety measures at Rostellan in east Cork; (11) Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly - to discuss the implementation of recommendations from the 2014 independent review of the genetics department at Crumlin children’s hospital; (12) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss step-down facilities in Cork city; (13) Deputy Eugene Murphy - to discuss plans for a direct provision centre in Roosky, County Leitrim; and (14) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

The matters raised by Deputy Healy, Deputy Munster, Deputy Donnelly, and Deputies Daly, Maureen O'Sullivan, Ó Cúiv and Wallace have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2 p.m. and resumed at 3 p.m.