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 Sean Fleming - to discuss the future of Portlaoise general hospital; (2) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the lack of autism spectrum disorder school places for secondary school children in Kildare; (3) Deputy Darragh O'Brien - to discuss the shortage of secondary school places in Fingal, County Dublin; (4) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the lack of facilities or community gain for Finglas village in light of the plans for the area; (5) Deputy James Browne - to address the shortage of special needs education places in County Wexford; (6) Deputy John Brady - to discuss securing of funding to sustain residential services at St. Joseph’s, Shankill; (7) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of second level school places in Newbridge and Kildare town, County Kildare; (8) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy - to discuss proposals to cut community pharmacy funding; (9) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss the availability of High Court judges in Kilkenny; (10) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the proposed commencement of the medical cannabis access programme; (11) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the need for a general purpose room for a school; (12) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to address issues relating to aquaculture applications for Ballyness Bay, County Donegal; (13) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss school planning area boundaries in Cork; (14) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the importance of funding for disability groups; (15) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the possibility of a bypass for Castlemartyr and Killeagh on the N25 in County Cork; (16) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss the review of CervicalCheck by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; and (17) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to address the impact of beef imports on pricing for Irish beef producers.

The matters raised by Deputies John McGuinness, Pearse Doherty, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Darragh O'Brien have been selected for discussion.