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 Joan Collins - to discuss the recent increase in the number of homeless families and single adults and the number of deaths among those sleeping rough; (2) Deputies Louise O'Reilly and Darren O'Rourke - to discuss the need for access to hygiene and health facilities for assisted driving instructors; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss changes made by the archdiocese of Dublin to the sibling-first school admissions policy and the impact on families in Wicklow; (4) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss bringing pre-2018 cement trucks up to current standards to prevent leaking cement which causes road damage and increased risk to road users including cyclists; (5) Deputies David Cullinane, Claire Kerrane and Mairéad Farrell - to discuss the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, NMBI, registration fee of €100 charged to nurses and midwives; (6) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss funding for Sligo Airport; (7) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss alternative or extra special needs accommodation for current and future children with special needs at St Raphael’s, Celbridge, County Kildare; (8) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss gender equality for ladies Gaelic games; (9) Deputy Alan Farrell - to discuss the recent spikes in air pollution in Dublin which breached WHO guidelines; (10) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss Louth-Meath mental health services and the provision of all aspects of care for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic; (11) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss section 20 of Tusla agreement in relation to the Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre; (12) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the need for a HSE allowance to cover additional costs of waste disposal incurred due to a disability; (13) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the findings of the Mental Health Commission’s report on mental health services for older people, published last week; (14) Deputies Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Emer Higgins and Colm Burke - to discuss the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country; (15) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the possibility of a catch-up programme for the HPV vaccine for girls who did not avail of it when offered in secondary school; (16) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss plans to address the delay in court sittings of criminal cases involving drug seizures in Limerick; and (17) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to address the scarcity of second level places in north Dublin owing to schools reducing their intake to enable social distancing.

The matters raised by Deputies Joan Collins; Niamh Smyth; Carroll MacNeill, Emer Higgins and Colm Burke; and O'Reilly and O'Rourke have been selected for discussion.