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 John Brassil - to discuss the need for a general purpose room for a school in County Kerry; (3) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the lack of autism spectrum disorder school places for secondary school children in Kildare; (4) Deputy Stephen Donnelly - to discuss the decision by St. Joseph’s dementia care home in Shankill to cease taking residential patients in light of its current funding crisis; (5) Deputy Paul Murphy - to discuss plans for the National Maternity Hospital; (6) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss funding for a general purpose room in Castlegregory national school, County Kerry; (7) Deputy Michael Harty - to discuss action for rural villages to prevent decline and promote renewal; (8) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need for additional funding for improvement works on accident black spots; (9) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss cash incentives advertisements to discharge patients in St. James Hospital, Dublin; (10) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the ongoing delays in building a new Garda station in Macroom, County Cork; (11) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of second level school places in Newbridge and Kildare town, County Kildare; (12) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the proposed medical cannabis access programme; (13) Deputy Timmy Dooley - to discuss overcrowding at the accident and emergency department in University Hospital Limerick; and (14) Deputy James Browne - to address the shortage of special needs education places in County Wexford;

The matters raised by Deputies Michael Harty, James Browne, Timmy Dooley and Sean Fleming have been selected for discussion.