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 Seán Crowe - to discuss the ongoing hunger strike by over 120 Kurdish prisoners in Turkey; (2) 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; (3) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss the provision of capital funding for new beds at Sligo University Hospital; (4) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to take steps to increase the amount of planting of native woodland by extending eligibility for the native woodland grant to lower yield classes and by other measures; (5) Deputies James Browne, Jan O'Sullivan and Mattie McGrath - to discuss the cost overruns in health, including University Hospital Limerick and the national children’s hospital; (6) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need to publish last year’s review of Jigsaw youth mental health service in light of the increased demand for and pressure on CAMHS and other mental health services directed at young people; (7) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the potential upgrade of the L2455, Lehenaghbeg-Lehenaghmore road; (8) Deputies Clare Daly and Catherine Connolly - to discuss the proposed extension of the final report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes by a further year; (9) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss the need to amend social protection legislation governing eligibility for one-parent family payment to include foster parents in the list of qualifying parents; (10) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment what preparations have been made in terms of securing energy supply after Britain leaves the European Union, including the State's oil reserves in Britain, natural gas supply from Britain and the single electricity market; (11) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the appointment of John Moran as interim chair of the Land Development Agency; (12) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the ratification of the Budapest and Lanzarote conventions on cybercrime and child protection; (13) Deputy Bríd Smith - overdevelopment of student accommodation and hotels in Dublin 8; and (14) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - income, employment, career insecurity and poverty among artists and arts workers.

The matters raised by Deputies Crowe, O'Keeffe, Browne, Jan O'Sullivan and McGrath and O'Callaghan have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2.02 p.m. and resumed at 3.02 p.m.