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 Paul Murphy, Mick Barry, Thomas Pringle and Bríd Smith - the issue of asylum seeker conditions and the hunger strike by residents of the Skellig Star direct provision centre in Cahersiveen; (2) Deputy Neale Richmond - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality for an update on the status of the hate crime legislation as committed to in the programme for Government; (3) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss the status of 20 promised additional beds for the department of psychiatry at St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny; (4) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for additional autism spectrum disorder, ASD, places in Cork special and mainstream schools; (5) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plans to support workers at Aer Lingus; (6) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss specific supports available to the coach, bus, minibus and chauffeur sector; (7) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to ask the Minister for Health to address urgently the waiting times for assessment of need for children; (8) Deputy Brendan Smith - to discuss supports to assist the music and entertainment sector due to severe challenges arising from Covid-19; (9) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the process to acquire a permanent site for Killester, Raheny and Clontarf Educate Together school; (10) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice and Claire Kerrane - to discuss the closure of the fire station in Castlerea, County Roscommon; (11) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the imminent sale of lands at the former St Brigid’s nursing home, Crooksling, County Dublin; (12) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the closure and sale of St. Brigid's nursing home, Crooksling, Brittas; (13) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the concerns surroundings plans for large residential developments in east Cork, which concerns arise from a history of flooding in the area; (14) Deputy James O'Connor - to address the significant traffic congestion issue of the N25 at Castlemartyr and east Cork in general; (15) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss public liability insurance and challenges facing the leisure industry, community groups and community facilities accessing insurance; (16) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the issues facing Aer Lingus workers accessing social welfare supports; (17) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss overcrowding in Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Ballymun, Dublin 11, and the construction of temporary classrooms; and (18) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the potential for a straw shortage in 2020.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Murphy, Barry, Pringle, and Bríd Smith; Ó Ríordáin; Fitzmaurice and Kerrane; and O'Connor have been selected for discussion.