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 Maureen O'Sullivan - to discuss the capture of hares for coursing that may be infected with rabbit haemorrhagic disease, variant 2, RHD2; (2) Deputies Brendan Ryan and Louise O'Reilly - to discuss additional school places in north county Dublin, including Skerries community college; (3) Deputy Pat Deering - to discuss the reviews of whole-of-life insurance policies and the ongoing premium increases; (4) Deputy Catherine Murphy - to discuss the permission requirements placed on some medical professionals moving into self-employment as general practitioners; (5) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the lack of secondary school places in Kildare North; (6) Deputies Lisa Chambers, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and John Curran - to discuss delays in the roll-out of Spinraza since its approval in June; (7) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss implementation of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, MABS, report recommendations addressing energy poverty in the Traveller community; (8) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss development plans at Finglas village for community gain; (9) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to discuss the cost of remediation works for damaged schools built by Western Building Systems; (10) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss the future of forestry in Ireland; (11) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the need for an N11-M11 improvement scheme; (12) Deputy Anne Rabbitte - to discuss revelations regarding child abuse in Scouting Ireland; (13) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss the report on wastewater treatment plants that are releasing raw sewage into Irish waters; (14) Deputy Dara Calleary - to discuss the status of talks with unions regarding pensions for CE scheme supervisors; (15) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the INMO confirmation of South Tipperary General Hospital at No. 4 in the acutely affected waiting list for beds; (16) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss the closure of the Cuisle holiday centre in Donamon, County Roscommon; (17) Deputies Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle - to discuss the announcement of job losses at SK Biotek in Swords, County Dublin; (18) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the strike at Delfin English language school; and (19) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the inadequate funding for local authorities.

The matters raised by Deputies Maureen O’Sullivan; Brendan Ryan and Louise O’Reilly; and Pat Deering have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2 p.m. and resumed at 3 p.m.