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 Marc Ó Cathasaigh - Ireland’s progress in implementing the sustainable development goals across Departments; (2) Deputy Chris Andrews - continued Covid restrictions on outdoor sports such as golf and athletics; (3) Deputy Willie O'Dea - proposals to increase the wage subsidy scheme rate in line with increases in the minimum wage over the past decade; (4) Deputy Alan Farrell - the need for greater supports for the Irish aviation industry; (5) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - ministerial consent for the construction of the Arklow waste-water treatment plant; (6) Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Gannon - accreditation for the national training programme for special needs assistants; (7) Deputies Fergus O'Dowd and Kieran O'Donnell - the need for vaccination centres in Drogheda and Limerick; (8) Deputy James Lawless - the availability and roll-out schedule for broadband in rural County Kildare; (9) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - what plans are in place to make rapid antigen testing available in non-clinical settings to support the reopening of the economy; (10) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - plans to streamline the process to refund medical card patients for incorrect phlebotomy charges; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - improved access for children to psychological assessments, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy in counties Laois and Offaly; (12) Deputy Verona Murphy - the reason for the variation in HSE allowances for wigs and hairpieces depending on where a person lives in Ireland; (13) Deputy Patrick Costello - the plight of Filipino front-line nurses unable to get passports renewed at the Irish Embassy in London due to Covid-19 closures; (14) Deputy Pat Buckley - flooding in the east Cork area; (15) Deputy Michael McNamara - the disabled driver and passenger scheme; (16) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - establishing a training programme for gardaí to protect vulnerable road users and an online portal to submit video evidence of potential road traffic violations; (17) Deputy Catherine Connolly - chun an fhadhb leanúnach le soláthar uisce i dTír an Fhia, Ceantar na nOileán, áit ina bhfuil muintir na háite ag brath ar sholáthar tancaer fíoruisce, a phlé; (18) Deputy Thomas Gould - the continued closure of Southdoc Blackpool; (19) Deputy Sean Sherlock - flooding in Fermoy, County Cork on Wednesday, 24 February and humanitarian flood relief support; (20) Deputy Matt Carthy - current funding plans for the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (21) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - the issue of crime in Dublin in the context of another shooting in Dublin last night; and (22) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan, Michael Collins, Richard O'Donoghue, Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Healy-Rae - the need to open places of worship to limited numbers of people, especially for Easter.

The matters raised by Deputies Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Jennifer Whitmore, Pádraig O'Sullivan and Brian Stanley have been selected for discussion.