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) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss plans for suitable accommodation for Goatstown Stillorgan Educate Together secondary school; (2) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need to protect jobs in the aviation sector; (3) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need to address insurance issues for special needs assistants, SNAs, hoping to provide July provision in the home; (4) Deputy Catherine Murphy - tender process issues relating to the construction of a school in Naas, County Kildare; (5) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the re-establishment of the Covid-19 hardship fund and liaison with the Irish Red Cross and Age Action Ireland; (6) Deputy David Cullinane - to discuss project funding for the iconic North Quays project in Waterford through the urban regeneration and development fund; (7) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss the memorandum of understanding between the Football Association of Ireland and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport; (8) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the detrimental impact of high pupil-teacher ratios on schools in Laois-Offaly; (9) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss improved access to apprenticeships and further education opportunities given high unemployment rates due to Covid-19; (10) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to provide an update on the new building for Holy Angels school for children with special needs in Carlow and promised funding for same; (11) Deputies Kieran O'Donnell and Joe Carey - to discuss the plan for Covid-19 financial supports for tourist offerings, including Shannon Heritage, under the July stimulus package; (12) Deputy Matt Shanahan - to discuss supports for the coach tour sector; (13) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss the ongoing delay in the delivery of homes under the local infrastructure housing activation fund, LIHAF, and the failure of the fund to deliver genuinely affordable homes; (14) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins - to discuss how the delay in moving to phase 4 will impact on businesses in rural Ireland and the need for a revised regional approach; (15) Deputy Emer Higgins - to discuss increasing the number of sporting and cultural events of importance to be broadcast free; (16) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the roll-out of broadband for businesses and development companies in view of new working arrangements; (17) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the proposed construction of 2,000 homes in Water Rock, east Cork; (18) Deputies Matt Carthy and Sorca Clarke - to discuss the European Commission REACH committee’s upcoming vote on the regulation of the use of lead gunshot; (19) Deputy Brendan Smith - to discuss the need for additional funding for the CDA Trust CLG; (20) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss ongoing issues at waste water treatment plants in west Cork; and (21) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the reopening of day services and respite for people with intellectual disabilities in Kildare North.

The matters raised by Deputy Brendan Smith, Deputies O'Donnell and Carey, Deputy MacSharry and Deputies Carthy and Clarke have been selected for discussion.