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 Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the need to upgrade Crossbarry waste water treatment plant; (2) Deputy Michael Harty - deterioration in admissions from A&E to wards and the recent INMO figures in relation to trolley numbers; (3) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss the initial funding announcement for the North Quays project in Waterford; (4) Deputy Noel Rock - to discuss the service provision for the privatised Dublin Bus routes; (5) Deputy Alan Kelly - to discuss the admission policies for patients to model two hospitals in the mid-west; (6) Deputy John Lahart - the implementation of Operation Open City all year around to tackle the year-round traffic congestion in Dublin City; (7) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister with responsibility for disability issues if he will reconsider the current school leavers process with special attention to the application process and allocation of funding for adult service placement, if action will be taken to provide autism specific adult services which are currently in high demand but unavailable in County Kerry and the steps he will take to increase more fulltime adult day services for students transitioning from second level to adult day services in County Kerry given the shortfall in service provision, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (8) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice and Jonathan O'Brien - the closure of post offices as well as the provisions included in the protocol regarding population thresholds and distances; (9) Deputies Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the closure of the Grafton Academy language school; (10) Deputies Declan Breathnach and Pat Casey - to discuss the Ice Cast road weather system used by local authorities for warnings to treat the road network; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - the funding needed for a new building for Kolbe Special School, Portlaoise, County Laois; (12) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to state if the appropriate consultation with all relevant staff and personnel of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, was undertaken prior to the formal introduction of the most recent revision to the Policy and Procedures on Firearms and Ammunition in the NPWS; (13) Deputy John Curran - the need to address funding issues for drug and alcohol task forces; (14) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the newly released costs associated with the JobPath scheme; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss overcrowding and the use of mattresses on floors as sleeping accommodation in the state’s prisons; (16) Deputy Martin Ferris - the future of wind turbines as a renewable energy; (17) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the provision of a rail line from Dublin to Navan to relieve the worsening commuting situation; (18) Deputy Mick Barry - the Threshold report on the question of evictions; (19) Deputies Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy - the protests in France regarding the cost of living and the fuel tax by the yellow vests, gilet jaunes, protest movement; and (20) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to the Minister for Health in relation to the withdrawal of ancillary medical services by the HSE from the Milford Hospice Centre.

The matters raised by Deputies Moynihan, Rock, Kelly and Deputies Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.