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 Catherine Connolly - to discuss the provision of bus transport to enable children with special needs to participate in the July provision programme; (2) Deputy Emer Higgins - plans to install temporary buildings for another school on land earmarked for an extension for Scoil Chrónáin in Rathcoole; (3) Deputy Neasa Hourigan - to discuss plans to issue best practice guidelines to local authorities on pedestrian and cycling measures in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic; (4) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss proposals to ring-fence monies seized from proceeds of crime and redistribute them to front-line community services; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss plans to provide financial assistance to private bus operators in the aftermath of Covid-19; (6) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss funding allocations for the Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce to implement the national drugs strategy; (7) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss drug crime in Dundalk; (8) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the Age Action Ireland and Irish Red Cross Covid-19 hardship fund to support elderly people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; (9) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss the resumption of overnight respite and day services for adults with intellectual disabilities; (10) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss accommodation for the North Wicklow Educate Together post-primary school; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss Covid-19 supports for the Irish music, arts and entertainment industry; (12) Deputy Joe Flaherty - to discuss a bespoke affordable housing scheme for County Longford; (13) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss remote working and accelerated roll-out of high-speed broadband for rural areas; (14) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss future funding for the Cloyne Diosecan Youth Service in Carrigtwohill, Cork; (15) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the pandemic unemployment payment and access issues for the self-employed; and (16) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the regulation of the use of lead gunshot.

The matters raised by Deputies Connolly, Higgins, Cahill and Buckley have been selected for discussion.