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 Thomas Gould, Pa Daly, Rose Conway-Walsh and Martin Kenny - to discuss the crisis in local government funding due to Covid-19 measures; (2) Deputy Gary Gannon - to discuss expected strike action by school secretaries and ASTI members; (3) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss price increases for housing developments for first-time buyers; (4) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss a support scheme to ensure people with a disability have access to transport; (5) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the delayed appointment of staff in Drogheda to work on the national development plan; (6) Deputies Pádraig O'Sullivan and Michael Moynihan - to discuss the provision of high-speed broadband throughout north Cork; (7) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the funding deficit in Wicklow County Council following delays in local property tax reform; (8) Deputies Chris Andrews and Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the lack of autistic spectrum disorders, ASD, places in Dublin; (9) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss rising concern over dissident paramilitary activity; (10) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to improve the condition of the N73 Mallow to Michelstown Road; (11) Deputy Carol Nolan - the need to prioritise the introduction of reforms to the fair deal nursing home support scheme; (12) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the reinstatement of the disabled drivers and disabled passengers mobility scheme; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the impact of new Covid-19 restrictions on the hospitality industry; (14) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss an update on implementation of the Scally and MacCraith reports on CervicalCheck; (15) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the immediate suspension of commercial rates payments for small and medium enterprises, SMEs, impacted by Covid-19 restrictions; (16) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the reduction in funding for Shannon Heritage; (17) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss pay and conditions of school secretaries; (18) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss access to public liability insurance for the leisure and community sector; (19) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns of Aer Lingus employees about access to social welfare supports; and (20) Deputy Joe Flaherty - to discuss the need for a sustainable housing scheme.

The matters raised by Deputies Thomas Gould, Pa Daly, Rose Conway-Walsh and Martin Kenny; Joe Flaherty; Gary Gannon; and Neale Richmond have been selected for discussion.