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 Mattie McGrath - the rising cost of the Shannon pipeline project; (2) Deputy David Cullinane - to discuss funding supports for the iconic North Quays project in Waterford through the urban regeneration and development fund; (3) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss funding for sporting groups and organisations in light of Covid-19; (4) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss the status of additional beds for St. Luke's department of psychiatry in Kilkenny; (5) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss a Department of Justice and Equality update on various inquiries within its remit; (6) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss the establishment of an autism spectrum disorder class at St. Teresa's Special School in Ballinasloe; (7) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the postponement of the PSO levy; (8) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the commencement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act and the minimum unit pricing of alcohol, given the effectiveness of similar measures in Scotland; (9) Deputies Martin Browne, Violet-Anne Wynne and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the future of Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for additional places in special schools and in autism spectrum disorder units in mainstream schools in Cork; (11) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the cancellation of all surgeries at Ennis General Hospital; (12) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice and Claire Kerrane - to discuss the closure of Castlerea fire station, County Roscommon; (13) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss concerns in relation to plans for a residential development in Waterrock, east Cork; (14) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss a reduction in the student contribution charge for further and higher education, in light of economic difficulties facing third level students; (15) Deputies Mairéad Farrell and Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the appointment of special advisers to Government; (16) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss the issue of towns and villages in Kerry which lack sewerage facilities; (17) Deputies Paul Murphy, Mick Barry, Catherine Connolly and Thomas Pringle - to discuss asylum seeker conditions and the hunger strike by residents of the Skellig Star direct provision centre in Cahersiveen; (18) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plans to support workers at Aer Lingus; (19) Deputy Sorca Clarke - to discuss the opportunity to develop a wilderness park at Corlea Bog in Longford; (20) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss difficulties accessing felling and planting licences and licences to construct access roads into forestry plantations; (21) Deputy Joe McHugh - to discuss a moratorium on the length of time that participants can spend on a community employment scheme; (22) Deputy Alan Dillon - to discuss insurance claims for business interruption resulting from Covid-19; (23) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the closure of Mount Cara on Redemption Road in Blackpool, County Cork; and (24) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss public liability insurance rates for the leisure industry, community groups and community facilities.

The matters raised by Deputies David Cullinane, Mattie McGrath, Alan Dillon and Michael Moynihan have been selected for discussion.