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 Thomas Byrne - to discuss plans to provide more social housing in County Meath; (2) Deputies Eugene Murphy, Denis Naughten and Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss the proposed closure of the Cuisle accessible holiday resort in County Roscommon; (3) Deputy Micheál Martin - to discuss plans to replace the family services provided at the Bessborough centre in Cork which is for sale; (4) Deputy Joan Burton - to discuss plans for an investigation into the recent boil water notices issued by Leixlip water treatment plant; (5) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss vacant posts and provision of speech and language therapy in counties Sligo and Leitrim; (6) Deputies James Browne, Mary Butler, Pat Buckley and David Cullinane - to discuss the overcrowding in the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford; (7) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss delays in issuing forestry licences; (8) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the accommodation situation for North Wicklow Educate Together; (9) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss staffing levels in rural schools; (10) Deputy Robert Troy - to discuss the water service in Athlone and the need to upgrade the treatment plant; (11) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need for additional school places in north County Dublin; (12) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss supports with staffing levels and upgrade works for schools in Dublin 17 and Dublin 13; (13) Deputy Pat Deering - to discuss the reviews of whole-of-life insurance policies and the constant premium increases; (14) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the lack of occupational therapists in the north Cork area; (15) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the possible closure of St. Joseph’s dementia care service in Shankill, County Dublin; (16) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of appropriate ASD units at primary and secondary level in Kildare; (17) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to increase resources and staff to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau; (18) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the ongoing drug war in the Drogheda-east Meath area; (19) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the decision by Dublin City Council to approve a plan by Bartra Capital for housing on public lands; (20) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss additional community psychiatry and psychology care for Carrigaline primary care centre; (21) Deputy Catherine Martin - to discuss plans to improve safety for cyclists on our roads; (22) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the timeline or the completion of the works at Scoil Bhríde, Ranelagh; (23) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss additional security supports in the Border region; (24) Deputy Paul Murphy - to discuss the sale of public land at O’Devaney Gardens; and (25) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss planning irregularities in County Wexford.

The matters raised by Deputy Thomas Byrne, Deputies Eugene Murphy, Naughten and Fitzmaurice, and Deputy Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2.40 p.m. and resumed at 3.40 p.m.