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 Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need for additional funding for improvement works on accident black spots; (2) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the challenges facing pharmacists and an update on negotiations with the Irish Pharmacy Union; (3) Deputy James Lawless - the lack of autism spectrum disorder school places for secondary school children in Kildare; (4) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the increasing problem of drug dealing in south-west Dublin; (5) Deputy Malcolm Byrne - the shortage of second level places in Wexford and Gorey and plans for the construction of additional schools; (6) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the boil water notice in east Cork due to issues at the Whitegate treatment plant; (7) Deputy Gino Kenny - progress on the medical cannabis access programme; (8) Deputy John Brady - to discuss job losses at Rondo Food in Arklow; (9) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the lack of second level school places in Newbridge and Kildare town, County Kildare; (10) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the static price of beef; and (11) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the ongoing delays in providing the new Macroom Garda station.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, Seán Crowe, Malcolm Byrne and Gino Kenny have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.30 p.m and resumed at 2.10 p.m.