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 Francis Noel Duffy - to discuss the exclusion of social tenants from accessing facilities in a housing development complex and its social inclusion impact; (2) Deputies Kieran O'Donnell and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss progress on the Coonagh to Knockalisheen distributor road scheme in Limerick; (3) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss Government commitments that no scoliosis patient would wait more than six months for treatment, and an urgent case for scoliosis surgery; (4) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan, Seán Canney, Noel Grealish and Peadar Tóibín - as outlined in the recently published qualitative study from University College Cork (details supplied); (5) Deputy Alan Farrell - to discuss the serious level of pollution in Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and near-coast waters, as detailed by the EPA; (6) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss a plan to enable an efficient and effective roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine; (7) Deputy Paul Murphy - to address the issue of measures to restrict continued Covid infection; (8) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss steps to ensure the national broadband plan is fast-tracked and quarterly progress updates to specific areas; (9) Deputies Matt Carthy and Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the failure of the British Government to establish an independent public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane; (10) Deputy Danny Healy-Rae - to discuss the restoration of pay to section 39 workers; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concern over insurance company refusal to offer mortgage protection if applicants are deemed to have underlying conditions during the Covid pandemic; (12) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the situation in a Kerry nursing home (details supplied) where eight Covid deaths have now occurred; (13) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the refusal to engage with front-line paramedic ambulance personnel who demand their right to representation by the PNA union; (14) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the ongoing clusters of Covid-19 in meat plants and the conditions of workers in these plants, (15) Deputy Sorca Clarke - to discuss the provision of support services in Longford-Westmeath for those with Down's syndrome (16) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss why the current HSE allowances for wigs and hairpieces differ depending on where in Ireland a person lives, what steps are being taken to standardise these grants and if he will make a statement on the matter; (17) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to discuss waiting times for operations for children suffering from spina bifida; (18) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the mother and baby homes in Bessborough, County Cork; (19) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss Louth and Meath mental health services, particularly the provision made for all aspects of care for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic; and (20) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the difficulties facing the Topman-Arcadia group.

The matters raised by Deputies Francis Noel Duffy, Alan Farrell, Pádraig O'Sullivan and Sorca Clarke have been selected for discussion.