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 Steven Matthews - to ask the Minister for Education for an up-to-date report and timeline for Greystones Community College, Greystones, County Wicklow, as it stands the schools faces increasing uncertainty regarding their school building; (2) Deputy Richard O'Donoghue - to discuss the reinstatement of physiotherapy for children with complex needs and chronic conditions; (3) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss extending the defective concrete block scheme to County Clare; (4) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss support for the inshore fishing sector; (5) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss the crisis in funding for local authority veterinary services; (6) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan -to discuss the reimbursement of Onpattro (patisiran) in the new medicines access funding in budget 2021; (7) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the future operation of the national Tidy Towns competition; (8) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss bus capacity in Dublin city during level 5 restrictions; (9) Deputy Joe Flaherty - to discuss the recent notice served on those in direct provision with five days' notice to leave the State; (10) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss updated criteria for the primary staffing appeals board to include Covid-19 factors; (11) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss revisions to the septic tank grant scheme; (12) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss lack of connectivity from Bus Éireann on bus routes from Youghal to Midleton and to Cork city; (13) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the funding crisis facing Irish Red Cross units nationwide during the Covid-19 pandemic; (14) Deputies Sorca Clarke and Matt Carthy - to discuss the impact of level 5 restrictions on the pheasant hunting season; (15) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss irregularities with broadband connections in rural Ireland; (16) Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne - to discuss the issues within the ambulance service; (17) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss a review to include foster parents in the definition of qualified parents to determine eligibility for the one-parent family payment; (18) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the loss of healthcare services on the north side of Cork city; (19) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss access to the flu vaccine, the pneumonia vaccine, Pneumovax 23, and influenza vaccines to persons in at-risk categories; (20) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss Covid-19 safety measures in schools in light of the post-mid-term break return; (21) Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss issue of the pandemic unemployment payment leading to families losing medical cards; (22) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss waiting time for speech and language therapy in Carlow and Kilkenny; and (23) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss what plans the Government has to insulate public and private housing.

The matters raised by Deputies Joe Flaherty, Sean Sherlock, Eoin Ó Broin and Kathleen Funchion have been selected for discussion.