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 Willie O'Dea - to discuss the appointment of a provisional liquidator to the Arcadia group and the impact of job losses Limerick city; (2) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the status of funding for the Dundrum community cultural and civic hub; (3) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Matt Shanahan - to discuss the impact of the permanent closure of St. Brigid's Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir; (4) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the challenges faced by business owners in accessing funding from banks and Microfinance Ireland as part of the credit guarantee scheme; (5) Deputy Gary Gannon - to discuss the need for remote learning options for students living with family members who are vulnerable to Covid-19; (6) Deputy Pa Daly - to discuss the potential re-establishment of a direct provision centre at the Skellig Star site in Cahersiveen; (7) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss the reason Roscommon town was not considered as a location for one of the 18 new ambulatory care teams; (8) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss concerns raised in relation to fire safety at Camphill Community Dunshane, Naas, County Kildare, and the need to ensure residents are not evicted; (9) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss the resumption of Children’s Court sittings in Kilkenny; (10) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the establishment of the medical cannabis access programme; (11) Deputy Joe Flaherty - to discuss the need for a dedicated fibre connection for the Yard enterprise hub in Abbeyshrule, County Longford; (12) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to investigate the circumstances in which an Irish citizen was refused healthcare treatment here; (13) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the provision of a permanent school building for Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together National School; (14) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the safety needs of children attending school in Maynooth, County Kildare; (15) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss legislative changes to the fair deal scheme to cap contributions based on farm and business assets at three years in the same way as is done for homes; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need for more special needs assistant, SNA, resources at Castlemartyr National School in east Cork; (17) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to discuss the waiting times for operations for children suffering from spina bifida; (18) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the need to remove barriers to house construction by Irish Water and a lack of infrastructure in Cork city and county; (19) Deputy Chris Andrews - in light of the decision by the Government to allow the FAI underage national leagues for under-17 girls, under-17 boys and under-19 boys to recommence last weekend, to ask the Minister to outline if she will extend the Government’s exemption to the equivalent levels of other sports under Sport Ireland such as basketball, hockey and athletics, considering the high level of importance that competing holds in their Olympic preparation for Tokyo 2021, and to make a statement on the matter; (20) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the impact of the ongoing closure of orthopaedic surgeries on outpatient and inpatient waiting lists at University Hospital Galway; (21) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the setting up of an inquiry of investigation to the loss of 23 lives in Dealgan House nursing home; (22) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the issue of overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick and the measures in place to alleviate the issue; (23) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the announced closure of Viatris and the potential loss of 400 jobs; (24) Deputies Paul Murphy and Mick Barry - to discuss the developments in the Debenhams industrial dispute and negotiations; (25) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the issue of horses being kept on public lands without permission and for legislation to be enforced to deal with the issue; and (26) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss mental health services in counties Louth and Meath, including the provision of care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The matters raised by Deputies Richmond, Doherty, Connolly and Flaherty have been selected for discussion.