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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Jennifer Whitmore and John Brady - to discuss accommodation for the North Wicklow Educate Together post-primary school; (2) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the summer provision programme for children with complex needs; (3) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss forestry plantation and delays accessing licences for felling, planting and construction of access roads; (4) Deputies Dessie Ellis and Catherine Connolly - to discuss the health implications of the arrival of travellers to Ireland from countries with high rates of Covid-19 infections; (5) Deputy Niamh Smyth - the urgent need to address insurance issues for SNA’s hoping to provide July provision in the home following Covid-19; (6) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Darren O'Rourke and Pat Buckley - to discuss the recent European Court of Justice decision on the Marine Casualty Investigation Board; (7) Deputy Neasa Hourigan - to discuss plans to issue best practice guidelines to local authorities on pedestrian and cycling measures; (8) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the planning and construction of an inner relief road for Mallow, County Cork; (9) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss funding for the Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce to implement the National Drugs Strategy; (10) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the issue of drug crime in Dundalk, County Louth; (11) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss liaising with the Irish Red Cross and Age Action Ireland to re-establish the Covid-19 hardship fund; (12) Deputy David Cullinane - to ask the Minister for Higher Education to outline the pathway to a technological university of the south east, to recognise the urgency given the south-east consortium is falling behind and to outline what actions his Department can take to move the process on; (13) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the European Commission's REACH committee's proposal to regulate the use of lead gunshot; (14) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the challenges facing the Credit Union movement; (15) Deputies Kieran O'Donnell and Joe Carey - to discuss plans for Covid-19 financial support for tourism offerings including Shannon Heritage, under the July Stimulus package; and (16) Deputy Joe Flaherty - the need for a bespoke affordable housing scheme for County Longford.

The matters raised by Deputies Jennifer Whitmore and John Brady; Brendan Griffin; Sean Sherlock; and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Darren O'Rourke and Pat Buckley have been selected for discussion.