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 Joan Burton - to discuss the recognition of and lack of training for educators of vulnerable children with autism spectrum disorder, ASD; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns for the provision of community childcare services; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the emergency resources available to An Garda Síochána in Drogheda; (4) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss the impact of the merger of the Jigsaw mental health service in Clondalkin with the Tallaght service; (5) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss a review of monitoring of mechanical grading in beef processing plants; (6) Deputy Eugene Murphy - to discuss supports for GP surgeries in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; (7) Deputies Alan Kelly and Jackie Cahill - to review the decision to move the An Post office from Liberty Square to Thurles Shopping Centre; (8) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - the delays experienced by older people throughout the country in getting their incontinence wear from the HSE; (9) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to explain to the House how transport came to a standstill yesterday at Dublin Airport and many primary motorways after a small fall of snow; (10) Deputies Darragh O'Brien, Joan Collins, Richard Boyd Barrett and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on issues surrounding the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme and how he proposes to address them; how the funds for the Government's Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme have run out, and to clarify whether local authorities have been directed to stop considering applications; to discuss the changes to the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; and to discuss the issues with the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; (11) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - to discuss the ongoing situation in Venezuela and to discuss the need for the Irish Government and the EU to work for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Venezuela; (12) Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - the bus assigned to the Irish Wheelchair Association in west Cork has been out of service for over six months as there are no funds to repair same; this bus is used by children with disabilities to attend swimming class and other after-school activities; this is in an area with no wheelchair-accessible public transport; whether moneys can be made available to repair this bus immediately; and a timeframe for same; (13) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - the failure of the Government to construct social and affordable housing on the Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend, Dublin 4; (14) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Health what measures will be introduced to end the use of the full capacity protocol, a supposed emergency protocol that is now in use every day in University Hospital Limerick; (15) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss school enrolment waiting lists in Fingal; (16) Deputy Noel Grealish - the designation of Lough Corrib as a salmonid lake; (17) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin, Thomas Byrne, Barry Cowen and Sean Fleming - the current situation regarding the new school building for St. Paul's, Monasterevin; (18) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister for Finance what provisions, other than Revenue online, his Department has available for people who want to make tax returns; his views on whether the process is accessible and user-friendly, especially for older persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (19) Deputy David Cullinane - to ask the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to update the Dáil on the allocation of funding under the urban regeneration and development fund, specifically funding for the North Quays project in Waterford and why funding allocation planned for February may now not happen until April; (20) Deputies Gino Kenny, John Curran, Bobby Aylward, Dara Calleary and Lisa Chambers - to discuss access to the drug Spinraza for those living with spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, in Ireland; to discuss the failure to make the drug Spinraza available for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy; to discuss the urgent need to make the drug Spinraza available for SMA sufferers; to discuss the failure to make the drug Spinraza available for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy; and the need to approve Spinraza on the drugs reimbursement scheme; (21) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - to address the recent report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust that children in the residential care system and the care system in general are more likely to enter the criminal justice system; (22) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the urgent need for clarification on the legal standing of circulars distributed to staff in the education sector by the Department of Education and Skills and whether these circulars form part of staff's working terms and conditions; (23) Deputies Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy - the strike action of Deliveroo delivery cyclists over pay, working conditions and safety issues; (24) Deputy Catherine Martin - to discuss the provision of assistance to owners affected by building defects and their access to the Home Building Finance Ireland fund; and (25) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the need for improvements in public transport in north Kildare, both BusConnects and rail, with specific emphasis on Celbridge.

The matters raised by Deputies Burton, Naughten, Eugene Murphy and Ó Broin have been selected for discussion.