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 Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need to address concerns about direct provision centres in Monaghan; (2) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss the need for a primary care centre to be constructed in Birr, County Offaly; (3) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss a HSE allowance to cover the additional costs of waste disposal incurred due to a disability; (4) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss a Covid-19 outbreak in a County Dublin hospital and immediate measures to minimise any further risk to patients, staff and the wider community; (5) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the withdrawal of mortgage approval at final drawdown due to the applicant being in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment; (6) Deputies Joe McHugh, Darren O'Rourke, Matt Carthy and Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the implications of Brexit for the invalidating of certificates of professional competence in road haulage and passenger transport; (7) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the urgency of a date for vital surgery for scoliosis patients who have to wait more than six months for treatment (details supplied); (8) Deputies Kieran O'Donnell and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss delays in construction of the Coonagh-Knockalisheen road; (9) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the need to support second level students travelling from Cobh to school in Carrigtohill and transport affordability; (10) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss proposals to honour the Labour Court recommendation on occupational pensions for community employment supervisors; (11) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the working conditions and traumas faced by online control moderators; (12) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns that insurance companies are refusing mortgage protection cover to those with underlying conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic; (13) 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; and (14) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss safety works planned for Ballymaquirk Cross, Kanturk, County Cork.

The matters raised by Deputies Niamh Smyth; Joe McHugh, Darren O'Rourke, Matt Carthy and Ruairí Ó Murchú; and Carol Nolan have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.14 p.m. and resumed at 1.33 p.m.