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 Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to grant extra resources to An Garda Síochána to increase the provision of drug-driving testing; (2) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss issues with the payment of the pandemic employment payment due to errors in departmental records; (3) Deputy Gary Gannon - to discuss the impact of public transport reductions under level 5 restrictions on schoolgoing children; (4) Deputies Catherine Connolly and Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss steps to support the inshore fishing sector, which has been severely impacted by Covid-19; (5) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the lack of connectivity from Bus Éireann on bus routes from Youghal to Midleton and Cork city; (6) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss the provision of adequate bursaries for student nurses faced with additional costs during hospital placements due to Covid restrictions; (7) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the emerging capacity and school accommodation issue in the Greystones district; (8) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the process to identify elite athletes who are professional but whose federation has no links to Sport Ireland; (9) Deputy Seán Canney - to discuss the resolution of the undocumented Irish in America in the light of President-elect Joe Biden's great knowledge of Irish-American relations; (10) Deputy Michael McNamara - the necessity to extend the defective concrete block scheme to County Clare; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss funding for the retrofitting of houses by Dublin City Council; (12) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss provision of an out-of-hours GP care service on the north side of Cork city; (13) Deputies Jackie Cahill and Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss access to broadband in rural Ireland; (14) Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss the issue of 17,000 British drivers' licence holders in the context of Brexit; (15) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the current changes to South East Community Healthcare home support packages; (16) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the issue of bus capacity in Dublin during level 5 restrictions; (17) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the significant increase in people seeking domestic violence support during the Covid pandemic; (18) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss ongoing issues with access to school bus transport; (19) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the rights of front-line paramedic ambulance personnel to representation by the Psychiatric Nurses Association, PNA; (20) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for special needs assistants to be provided with adequate personal protective equipment, PPE, particularly medical-grade masks; (21) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the Government's response to the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village by the Israeli military; (22) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss plans to ensure State access to Covid-19 vaccines; and (23) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the loss of healthcare services on the north side of Cork city.

The issues raised by Deputies O'Donnell, Carthy, Cahill and Murnane O'Connor, and Gannon have been selected for discussion.