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 Kathleen Funchion - to discuss status of transport for adult day services in HSE south; (2) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss why the GAA was granted an exemption to play the minor and under-20 inter-county championship and why this exemption was not extended to the under-19 League of Ireland; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss changes by the archdiocese of Dublin to the sibling-first school admissions policy and its impact on Wicklow families; (4) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss alternative-extra special needs accommodation for children with special needs at St Raphael’s, Celbridge, Co. Kildare; (5) Deputy Dara Calleary - to ask plans for Ireland's greenest town competition as per the programme for Government commitment; (6) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss a commitment by Tusla to honour its agreement pertaining to the Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre and to ensure present funding will not be altered prior to a final arbitration; (7) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss challenges faced by business owners to access funding from banks and Microfinance Ireland as part of the credit guarantee scheme; (8) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the issue of young children awaiting specialist interview following sexual abuse; (9) Deputy Richard Bruton - to discuss the benefits of mixed housing on public lands and the potential of the Land Development Agency to become a game-changing State development body, as envisaged in a new National and Economic Social Council, NESC, report; (10) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the ongoing and mounting cost of Dáil Éireann sitting in the convention centre; (11) Deputies Louise O'Reilly, Rose Conway-Walsh and Paul Donnelly - to discuss the difficulties facing the Arcadia Group and its workers; (12) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the findings of the Mental Health Commission’s report on mental health services for older people, published last week, which indicates that services are inadequate and must be urgently improved; (13) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the matter of parents, one of whom is a single parent, having to pay private operators to get their children, one of whom has learning difficulties, to a nearby school as there is no State-funded bus available; (14) Deputy Michael Ring - to discuss the relocation of a school in County Mayo (details supplied); (15) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the lack of broadband connectivity in the Cobh area; (16) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss current funding plans for the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (17) 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; (18) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss if, and how, the Minister for Justice plans to address the delay in court sittings of criminal cases involving drug seizures in Limerick; (19) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the benefit of the Government purchasing rights to the book Lost Lives to commemorate all those killed in the Troubles in Northern Ireland; (20) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss delays to deliveries in the postal network; (21) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the impact of Brexit on our economy in the event of a no-deal scenario; and (22) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the current industrial action being taken by section 39 workers in Cork and throughout the State.

The matters raised by Deputies Funchion, Bruton, O'Callaghan, and O'Reilly, Conway-Walsh and Paul Donnelly have been selected for discussion.