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 Peadar Tóibín — to discuss the impact of the insurance industry on Irish business; (2) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice — to discuss delays in the distribution of personal hygiene products from the HSE; (3) Deputy Niamh Smyth — to discuss the need for a women's refuge in Cavan-Monaghan; (4) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh — to discuss funding for the Donore community drug teams and their youth programme; (5) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin, Thomas P. Broughan and Gino Kenny — to discuss developments in regard to the proposed cannabis access programme; (6) Deputy Eamon Scanlon — to discuss the provision of the emergency ambulance service in the north west; (7) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd — to discuss the allocation of home care hours from the HSE for persons in CHO area 8; (8) Deputy James Browne — the need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to liaise with IDA Ireland to provide additional jobs and further investment in County Wexford; (9) Deputies Seamus Healy and Mattie McGrath — the urgent need to reverse recently announced changes to municipal districts in County Tipperary and the need to re-establish borough and town councils; (10) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan — to discuss extending Macroom hospital to meet HIQA requirements; (11) Deputy Thomas Pringle — supports for alcohol and gambling addiction in County Donegal after the closure of the Bill W Club; (12) Deputy Shane Cassells — the development of the new St. Mary's special school in Navan; (13) Deputy John Curran — the lack of primary school places for children in Rathcoole; (14) Deputy Frank O'Rourke — to discuss the need for public transport improvements in north Kildare, specifically BusConnects for the Celbridge area; (15) Deputy Robert Troy — to address the potential impact of Brexit on Ireland's tourism industry, in particular the impact on Ireland's strong cruise ship tourism and associated activities; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley — to discuss closure of respite beds at Midleton hospital; (17) Deputy Brian Stanley — to discuss with the Minister for Education and Skills the plans his Department has for a new for site and premises for Coláiste Dhún Másc, Portlaoise; (18) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin, Thomas Byrne, Barry Cowen and Sean Fleming — the current position on the new school building for St. Paul's, Monasterevin; (19) Deputy Mick Wallace — to discuss the need for the EU to call for an end of the US sanctions in Venezuela; (20) Deputy Martin Ferris — to discuss adult disability services in Kerry; (21) Deputy John Brassil — to ask the Minister for Health his views on the amount of money being allocated to the HSE for residential services for people with disabilities and on the statement by Cork-Kerry Community Healthcare, a local HSE service that criticised the level of funding for these services at national level; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (22) Deputy Martin Kenny — the matter of wheelchair-accessible bus transport on Bus Éireann route 480 between Donegal town and Sligo, including access to Sligo IT; and (23) Deputy Joan Collins — to raise serious concern that an analysis of fire safety documents from the last three years shows that nearly 75% of the appeals against conditions applied by Dublin Fire Brigade have been either overturned or had their key conditions modified significantly and the need for fresh guidelines.

The matters raised by Deputies Tóibín, Fitzmaurice, Ó Snodaigh and Aindrias Moynihan have been selected for discussion.