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 Michael McGrath - to discuss the impact of the failure of Qudos insurance; (2) Deputy John Curran - to discuss the funding issues of drug and alcohol task forces; (3) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss the provision of capital funding for new beds at Sligo University Hospital; (4) Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe - to discuss the framework required for Cork County Council and Irish Water to advance construction of residential units in north Cork; (5) Deputy Willie Penrose - to discuss the minimum entry requirements introduced from 2019 for entry to primary initial teaching programmes; (6) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the discontinuation of the Balyna group water scheme, Balyna, County Kildare; (7) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the first phase of the construction of the national maternity hospital; (8) Deputies Pat Buckley and Mick Barry - to discuss the threatened industrial action in the health services; (9) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the commencement of section 6 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 amending section 22; (10) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the delays in children accessing school-age speech and language supports in Dublin South-West; (11) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the Government’s proposed cannabis access programme; (12) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the provision of home supports for north Dublin; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the escalating costs of the national children’s hospital; (14) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to discuss the reinstatement of two staff at the University of Limerick; (15) Deputies Kathleen Funchion, Martin Kenny and Eugene Murphy - to discuss the eviction in Strokestown last week; (16) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the suspension of Irish Ferries routes from Rosslare to France in 2019; and (17) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss the future of the Player Wills factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputy Michael McGrath, Deputies Kathleen Funchion, Martin Kenny and Eugene Murphy, Deputy Willie Penrose, and Deputy Bernard J. Durkan have been selected for discussion.