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 Paul Donnelly - to discuss consideration of all options in relation to closing level crossings on the new DART+ line to Maynooth; (2) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the commencement of a senior executive officer to work on Drogheda's development; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the funding deficit in Wicklow County Council following delays in local property tax, LPT, reform; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss school bus capacity and the failure to enforce mask wearing on school buses; (5) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the budget deficit in Cork City Council as a result of Covid-19; (6) Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh - to discuss the decision of the National Transport Authority, NTA, to maintain the Barrow Bridge in the open position; (7) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to improve the N73 Mallow to Mitchelstown road; (8) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the errors in the leaving certificate grade system and implications for those seeking third level places; (9) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the lack of school transport for approximately 100 children in Glenville, Watergrasshill and Whitechurch; (10) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss an update on a timeline for a school building for Greystones Community College; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the impact of new Covid-19 restrictions on the hospitality industry; (12) Deputies Matt Carthy and Sorca Clarke - to discuss the European Commission REACH committee's recent adoption of a regulation on the use of lead gunshot; (13) Deputy Carol Nolan - the need to prioritise the introduction of reforms to the nursing home support scheme - the fair deal; (14) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss funding for Cork County Council for upkeep of areas taken in charge within private estates; (15) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss planning issues and the proposed development of the Shannon pipeline; (16) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the imminent closure and necessary funding for the public swimming pool at Leisureland, Galway and all public pools in County Galway; (17) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the designation of Garrylucas Bog in Cork South-West and other sites as natural heritage areas; (18) Deputies Gary Gannon and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need to improve pay and conditions of school secretaries; and (19) Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne - to discuss the issue of class sizes in primary schools.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Donnelly, Ó Cathasaigh and Connolly have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 7.50 p.m. and resumed at 8.10 p.m.