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) Deputies Ruairí Ó Murchú, Richard Boyd Barrett and Mattie McGrath - to discuss the expiration of mortgage breaks and the impact on borrowers; (2) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need to fund youth services; (3) Deputy Richard O'Donoghue - to discuss funding for flood defence and future proofing in non-flood plain areas in County Limerick; (4) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss the continuation of court services in Sligo; (5) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss extra buses for school transport and a review of school transport policy; (6) Deputies Cathal Crowe, Sean Sherlock, Paul Murphy, Bríd Smith and Duncan Smith - to discuss measures to ensure that vital Bus Éireann Expressway services between Ireland's cities are maintained; (7) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the closure of the public swimming pool and gym at Leisureland, Galway; (8) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss proposals by the Changing Places campaign to require changing places in public buildings; (9) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the need for Irish residents holding UK driving licenses to exchange them ahead of Brexit; (10) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss the development of the North-South interconnector; (11) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss school bus service capacity and the failure to enforce mask wearing on school buses; (12) Deputy Dara Calleary - the need for funding for Ireland West Airport Knock to sustain it through Covid-19; (13) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the funding deficit in Wicklow County Council following delays in LPT reform; (14) Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh - to discuss the NTA decision to maintain the Barrow Bridge in the open position; (15) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss funding for major restoration works for St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; (16) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss an independent investigation into Covid-19 deaths at a nursing home in Meath; (17) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the future provision of services at Portlaoise hospital; (18) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need to deliver fair and equal pay and conditions for school secretaries; (19) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the dismissal of workers for Spike Island tours; (20) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the need for exemptions to allow drug and alcohol support groups to meet under level 3 in the Plan for Living with Covid-19; (21) Deputy Holly Cairns - the need to discuss the ongoing clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants and their threat to public health; (22) Deputies Verona Murphy and Darren O'Rourke - to discuss actions to ensure the survival of the post office network; (23) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Mark Ward - to discuss the demolition of 40 Herbert Park, home of the O'Rahilly, yesterday; (24) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to ask the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications to discuss the provision of high-speed broadband throughout north Cork; (25) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss ongoing traffic congestion problems in Castlemartyr, County Cork; and (26) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss access to SUSI grants for a fostered person with documentation issues.

The matters raised by Deputies Ó Murchú, Boyd Barrett and Mattie McGrath, Deputy O'Donoghue, Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh, and Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Ward have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 3.12 p.m. and resumed at 4.15 p.m.