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 Mary Butler - to discuss the rising costs of insurance for St. Martin's special school, Waterford; (2) Deputy Catherine Murphy - to discuss the special permissions required for medical professionals when moving into self-employment as general practitioners; (3) Deputy Darragh O'Brien - to discuss the shortage of secondary school places in Fingal, County Dublin; (4) Deputy Niamh Smyth - if consideration was given to environmental matters for the new N2 route in County Monaghan; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to address the lack of resources for the management of horse welfare and horse trespassing; (6) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the new strategic planning guidelines; (7) Deputy Declan Breathnach - to discuss difficulties with community CCTV schemes and the role of the data controller; (8) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the refurbishment of Celbridge health centre and the provision of a dental clinic; (9) Deputies Thomas Byrne, Fiona O'Loughlin, Anne Rabbitte and Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the need to provide education to children in a direct provision centre in Carrickmacross; (10) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae and Michael Collins - an update on the work of the beef task force and the implementation of the Irish beef sector agreement; (11) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the operation of an MRI scanner in University Hospital Limerick; (12) Deputy Martin Heydon - the steps being taken by the Department of Education and Skills to address the significant shortage of autism spectrum disorder spaces at second level schools in County Kildare; (13) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the overcrowding at Naas General Hospital emergency department; (14) Deputy Seán Haughey – to discuss drug-related gangland murders and shootings in Coolock, Dublin 5, and Dublin 17; (15) Deputy Paul Murphy - to address the need for investment in rural infrastructure and transport in light of the farmers' protest organised for today; and (16) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the problems with audiology services in counties Laois and Offaly.

The matters raised by Deputy Breathnach, Deputy Durkan, Deputy Stanley and Deputies Thomas Byrne, O'Loughlin, Rabbitte and O'Callaghan have been selected for discussion.