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 Paul Donnelly - to discuss plans to increase funding from Pobal in order to pay the national minimum wage; (2) Deputy Neale Richmond - to provide an update on the status of hate crime legislation; (3) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the proposed construction of 2,000 homes in Waterrock, east Cork; (4) Deputies David Cullinane and Mark Ward - to discuss the pathway to a technological university of the south east; (5) Deputies Dessie Ellis and Darren O'Rourke - to discuss a range of issues threatening the future of the taxi industry; (6) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the lack of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, places in Dublin North-West; (7) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to discuss the environmental risks posed by unsewered rural villages; (8) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the need for investment in Rosslare Europort in preparation for Brexit; (9) Deputies Martin Kenny and Johnny Mythen - to discuss the recent increase in dog theft; (10) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the commencement of sections of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act that deal with minimum pricing of alcohol; (11) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss the establishment of an ASD class at St. Teresa’s school, Ballinasloe, County Galway; (12) Deputy Emer Higgins - to discuss increasing the number of sporting and cultural events of importance to be broadcast free-to-air; (13) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the impact of insurance on the community sector; (14) Deputies Martin Browne, Violet-Anne Wynne and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the future of Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage to ensure their continued viability; (15) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss the traffic congestion issues of the N25 at Castlemartyr and in east Cork generally; (16) Deputy John McGuinness - if the Department of Justice and Equality will provide an update on various inquiries within its remit; (17) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Sorca Clarke - to discuss the need for greater provision of adult disability services; (18) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the closure of Mount Cara House residential care facility in County Cork; (19) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the increased dangers arising from cross-Border travel to public houses in Northern Ireland; (20) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the urgent need for legislative protections for students using student accommodation; (21) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the planned erection of a barrier at Keelbeg Pier, Union Hall, Cork; and (22) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the introduction of a compensation scheme for the bereaved families of locum healthcare workers who died from Covid-19.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Donnelly, John Lahart, Niamh Smyth and Verona Murphy were selected for discussion but Deputy Niamh Smyth has withdrawn her Topical Issue matter.