Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

Before calling on the next speaker, 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 Lisa Chambers, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and John Curran - to discuss delays with the roll out of Spinraza since its approval in June; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the increase in use of racist or derogatory language towards ethnic and minority groups; (3) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the lack of secondary school places in Kildare North; (4) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss implementation of the MABS report recommendations addressing energy poverty in the travelling community; (5) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss the report on waste water treatment plants that are releasing raw sewage into Irish waters; (6) Deputies Thomas Pringle and Joan Collins - to discuss the job losses recently announced at SK Biotek in Swords, County Dublin; (7) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of appropriate ASD units at primary and secondary level in Kildare; (8) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the Garda resources in Cork city centre; (9) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to address the issues in relation to negotiations with CE supervisors; and (10) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the urgent need for further resources to tackle drug abuse in the Drogheda and east Meath area.

The matters raised by Deputies Lisa Chambers, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and John Curran; Deputy Eoin Ó Broin; Deputies Thomas Pringle and Joan Collins; and Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív have been selected for discussion.