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) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the criteria for the coach tourism business continuity scheme; (2) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss access to pre-birth appointments for birthing partners; (3) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss testing and tracing of school staff and students in schools; (4) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss the timeline for a new school building, details supplied, in Greystones, County Wicklow; (5) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss due recognition to the bravery of Irish Defence Forces members at Jadotville; (6) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss patient access to the medicine Duodopa; (7) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the regularisation of the employment, terms, conditions and pension rights of school secretaries; (8) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss emergency funding to assist Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh in east Meath; (9) Deputy Pa Daly - to discuss the crisis in University Hospital Kerry; (10) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the practice of auditing within the CervicalCheck screening programme; (11) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss a bursary for student nurses; (12) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss health and safety issues at the ambulance bay in Carlow; (13) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss yesterday's flood event in Bantry, County Cork; (14) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the future of the ability programme, which was suspended during the last Covid-19 lockdown; (15) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to improve the N73 road between Mallow and Mitchelstown; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the status of the metro north rail link; (17) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss remuneration for student nurses and midwives for mandatory hospital placements; (18) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss allowing gyms to remain operational under Level 5 restrictions; (19) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the provision of affordable housing at the glass bottle site in Ringsend; (20) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the availability of the flu vaccine for persons at risk; (21) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the exclusion of farmers' representative groups from the technical advisory committee on the grass fed standard; and (22) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins - to discuss restrictions on public worship and financial assistance for the Irish Catholic Church.

The matters raised by Deputies Thomas Pringle, Peadar Tóibín, Jennifer Murnane O'Connor and Chris Andrews have been selected for discussion.