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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - that the Minister creates a fair investigation into the false diagnosis of abortion that happened in the National Maternity Hospital in March 2019; (2) Deputy Martin Kenny - anti-mask protests in Dublin; (3) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss the operation and funding of community-based CCTV schemes; (4) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the provision of a pop-up Covid test centre in Drogheda; (5) Deputies Pádraig O'Sullivan and James O'Connor - to discuss the need to support the continued viability of Cork Airport; (6) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss whether the Minister intends to amend the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations 1994 in light of the Supreme Court decision on appeal Nos. 144/2019 and 146/2019 where the court identified that persons deemed eligible for the primary medical cert under section 92 of the Finance Act 1989 were nonetheless denied the cert when assessed against Regulation 3 of the 1994 regulations and in turn upheld their appeal and argued for the certificate to be awarded in such cases; (7) Deputy Mark Ward - to discuss Garda resources to deal with Dublin Bus curtailments due to antisocial behaviour; (8) Deputies John Lahart and Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the calculated grades provided to students and the differential with school-given grades; (9) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the accommodation crisis at Greystones community college, County Wicklow; (10) Deputy Barry Cowen - Shannon river water levels and associated flooding of callow lands in south-west Offaly and east Galway; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the new Covid-19 roadmap, including limits on attendance at outdoor events and test and tracing capacity; (12) Deputy Richard O'Donoghue - to discuss funding in County Limerick to address damage from recent flood events; (13) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the lack of ambulances and paramedics in the south east; (14) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss measures taken by ESB to address repeat flood events along the River Shannon; (15) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans by Dublin Bus to withdraw the discounted rate for people with epilepsy; (16) Deputy Verona Murphy - to address the current crisis in the forestry industry; (17) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the system for allocation of the new laptop scheme funding for further education; (18) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the European Commission's REACH committee's recent adoption of a regulation on the use of lead gunshot; (19) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the regeneration of public housing in inner-city Dublin; (20) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the urgent need to review the visiting restrictions in maternity hospitals; (21) Deputy Danny Healy-Rae - to discuss the impact of Irish Water's tender policy on local contractors; (22) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss access to public liability insurance by the leisure industry, community groups and community facilities; (23) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss funding for works on Blackglen Road, Dublin 18; (24) Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Louise O'Reilly and Claire Kerrane - to discuss the continued difficulty faced by Aer Lingus employees in accessing social welfare entitlements; (25) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need for remedial works by the Office of Public Works in Clifden following a recent flood event; and (26) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the proposed Garda station for Dublin 13 and Dublin 17.

The matters raised by Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Louise O'Reilly and Claire Kerrane; Barry Cowen; Peadar Tóibín; Jackie Cahill; Aodhán Ó Ríordáin; John Lahart and Jim O'Callaghan; Jennifer Whitmore; and Neale Richmond have been selected for discussion.