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 Noel Rock - to discuss legislative proposals to regulate electric scooters; (2) Deputy Joan Burton - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the progress on a permanent school building for Pelletstown Educate Together national school and to set out the timeline for the delivery of a permanent school building as well as his plans to ensure pupils will not have to move to alternative temporary accommodation in February 2020 as the site the school currently occupies needs to be vacated by then; (3) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for the Minister for Health to address the urgent health and welfare needs of a child (details supplied) who is currently staying in a hospital (details supplied) and taking up significant resources in the hospital in a totally inappropriate situation and who urgently needs an appropriate placement as well as appropriate medical care, which, despite the best efforts of the hospital staff, is not available in the hospital; (4) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the urgent need to prioritise Pobal funding for Mountbellew Community Childcare Centre in County Galway, which is in need of a new extension in a bid to meet childcare needs in the area; (5) Deputy Declan Breathnach - to discuss with the Minister for Health the proposed introduction of minimum pricing on alcohol; (6) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the need to discuss services for children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes in Cork and the need for increased staff for these services; (7) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to explain the recent decision not to establish a Garda fraud unit; (8) Deputy Michael McGrath - to ask the Minister for Health when the second operating theatre at Cork University Maternity Hospital will be opened to help address the waiting list for gynaecology surgery there and if he will make a statement on the matter; and (9) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the crisis in the provision of rehabilitation care services throughout the country, including at the centre at Casla, Connemara, due to inadequate funding.

The matters raised by Deputies Rock, Breathnach, Ó Laoghaire and Michael McGrath have been selected for discussion.