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) Deputies James Browne, Mary Butler, Pat Buckley and David Cullinane - to discuss the overcrowding in the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford; (2) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss concerns related to planning decisions in County Wexford; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the ongoing drug-related criminality in the Drogheda-east Meath area; (4) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - to discuss supports with staffing levels and upgrade works for schools in Dublin 17 and Dublin 13; (5) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss additional security supports in the Border region; (6) Deputies Joan Collins and Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss the passport concerns of a child in view of the delay in the implementation of the Children and Families Relationship (Amendment) Act 2018; (7) Deputy Robert Troy - to discuss the water service in Athlone and the need to upgrade the treatment plant; (8) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of appropriate autism spectrum disorder, ASD, units at primary and secondary level in Kildare; (9) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss the terms of reference relative to the death of Shane O'Farrell; (10) Deputy Jack Chambers - to discuss the funding crisis at RTÉ; and (11) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss implementation of the MABS report recommendations addressing energy poverty in the Traveller community.

The matters raised by Deputies Browne, Butler, Buckley and Cullinane, O'Dowd, McGuinness and Collins and Ó Snodaigh have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.46 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.