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 Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss extending eligibility for the native woodland grant to lower yield classes; (2) Deputy Joan Burton - to discuss child adolescent psychiatric services, CAMHS, in the Dublin 15 area; (3) Deputies Seamus Healy, Mattie McGrath and Jackie Cahill - to discuss funding for equipment and staffing of the new 40 bed modular unit at South Tipperary General Hospital; (4) Deputy John Curran - the continued failure for the past five years to increase funding to the local and regional drug and alcohol task forces; (5) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the growing waiting list for speech and language supports for children in Dublin South-West; (6) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - the delay of the new mental health unit in Naas hospital, County Kildare; (7) Deputies Joan Collins, Ruth Coppinger, Richard Boyd Barrett, Pat Buckley and Sean Sherlock - the ten-hour strike taking place today by up to 500 members of the National Ambulance Service Representative Association, the safety concerns arising in the Cork ambulance service and to seek clarification on protocols for working time and safety for those who are employed by the National Ambulance Service who crew ambulances; (8) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss waiting lists for children with special needs; (9) Deputies Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the current funding for the deaf community in Ireland, the current funding crisis facing the Irish Deaf Society, the urgent risk of it having to close its services due to the delay by Government in allocating vital, already promised and immediately necessary funding, and the failure of the Government to provide funding to the Irish Deaf Society; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the potential upgrade of the L2455, Lehenaghbeg-Lehenaghmore road; (11) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss plans for security screening by customs officers at Dublin and other approved airports after 30 January; (12) Deputies Pat Casey and John Brassil - the need for the Minister for Health to update the House on the implementation of the falsified medicines directive; (13) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss free access to abortion services for women from the North of Ireland; and (14) Deputy Gino Kenny – a nuclear submarine incident in the Irish Sea in November.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, Joan Burton, Martin Ferris and John Lahart have been selected for discussion.