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 Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss if an allowance from the HSE will be available to cover the additional costs of waste disposal incurred due to a disability; (2) Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the challenges facing teaching principals in smaller schools that have ASD units; (3) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the delay by HIQA in a Kerry nursing home where six Covid deaths have now occurred; (4) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the scarcity of second level places in north Dublin owing to schools reducing their intake to enable social distancing; (5) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the need to ring-fence moneys seized by an Garda Síochána and other State agencies for early intervention programmes to tackle crime and the illegal drugs trade; (6) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss the delay in the timeframe for the building of new schools with identified sites such as the Edmund Rice School in Blanchardstown and Pelletstown Educate Together; (7) Deputies Brian Stanley and Martin Browne - to discuss plans for the development of the Ballybrophy-Limerick rail line; (8) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the withdrawal of mortgage approval at final drawdown due to applicants being in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment; (9) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss the urgent need to improve the customer service provided by telecommunications and utility companies; (10) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns that insurance companies are refusing mortgage protection cover if persons are deemed to have underlying conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic; (11) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the urgent need for a primary care centre to be constructed in Birr, County Offaly; (12) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss a Covid-19 outbreak in (details supplied) and what immediate measures the Department of Health is making to address the issue, (13) Deputy John Brady - to discuss plans for the unused Bray district courthouse and if consideration could be given for community use; (14) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss an update on the strategy for affordable housing; (15) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the need to address cases of image-based sexual abuse with the Minister for Justice; (16) Deputies Pat Buckley, Thomas Gould and Sean Sherlock - to discuss the possible closure of the Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Blackpool SouthDoc service in east Cork; (17) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss progress of school development in the Cork East region; (18) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans to ensure the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; and (19) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss Louth and Meath mental health services, particularly the provision for all aspects of care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The matters raised by Deputies Brian Stanley and Martin Browne, Neale Richmond, Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, and James O'Connor have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 4.43 p.m. and resumed at 5.03 p.m.