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 Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss motor insurance premiums following the recent Central Bank report on rising car insurance costs; (2) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the need to extend the defective concrete block scheme to County Clare; (3) Deputies Steven Matthews and Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the timeline for a school building for Greystones Community College, Greystones, County Wicklow; (4) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the issue of bus capacity in Dublin city during level 5 restrictions; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss irregularities with broadband connections in rural Ireland; (6) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need to support the inshore fishing sector that has been severely impacted by Covid-19; (7) Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss the issue of pandemic unemployment payment leading to families losing medical cards; (8) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss access to local improvement works for roads for urban local authorities; (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss suppressed posts at schools and schools losing teachers; (10) Deputy Gary Gannon - to discuss the impact of public transport reductions under level 5 restrictions and the impact on school-going children; (11) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss the provision of an adequate bursary to student nurses; (12) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the outcome of the US presidential election; (13) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the exacerbation of the lack of broadband options for rural east Kildare during Covid-19; (14) Deputy Claire Kerrane - to discuss the need for additional resources at Loughglynn ambulance base, west Roscommon; (15) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the provision of extra resources to accommodate GDPR requests of survivors from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission archive; (16) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss plans to revise the septic tank grant scheme; (17) Deputy Patrick Costello - to discuss the recent death of Palestinian teenager Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar; (18) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss ongoing issues with access to school bus transport; (19) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the lack of connectivity from Bus Éireann on bus routes from Youghal to Midleton and to Cork city; (20) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss funding for the LEADER programme for 2021; (21) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the urgent need to progress a ring road for Tipperary town; (22) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to grant extra resources to An Garda Síochána to increase the provision of drug-driver car testing; (23) Deputy Bríd Smith - to discuss the education needs of children who are not attending school because they have vulnerable parents with underlying conditions; (24) Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne - to discuss the issue of Covid testing within the National Ambulance Service staff; and (25) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss concerns raised in Drogheda on oversubscription of the Ballymakenny College Post-Primary.

The matters raised by Deputies Holly Cairns, Steven Matthews and Jennifer Whitmore, James Lawless and Martin Browne have been selected for discussion.