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 Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss the appointment of additional inspectors to the Workplace Relations Commission; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans for St. Gabriel’s Special School in Bishopstown; (3) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss the Government's approach to upcoming EU negotiations on fishing quotas post Brexit; (4) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss a new training programme for gardaí on the need for adequate protection for vulnerable road users; (5) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss a review of existing mental health services for adults and children in County Wicklow; (6) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the marking scheme and assessments for the funding application by Louth County Council for the Drogheda urban regeneration project; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the need to provide additional policing resources for the Finglas area due to an increase in both illegal drug dealing and antisocial activity; (8) Deputy Neasa Hourigan - to discuss plans to establish a banking forum; (9) Deputy Alan Farrell - to discuss the need for Ireland to be an early adopter of the proposed EU digital green certificate to facilitate the safe return to international travel; (10) Deputy Mark Ward - to discuss the access to disability services for children in CHO 7; (11) Deputies Neale Richmond and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss issues concerning the operation of the Passport Office; (12) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to discuss the basic rate payable under the wage subsidy scheme; (13) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan and Michael Collins - to discuss the need to open places of worship to limited numbers of people especially for Easter; (14) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the increasing concern of a shortage in places, long waiting lists and numbers of students with no place identified in second level schools in north Dublin for this September; (15) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the protection of turf cutting for domestic use; (16) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the 72-month waiting list for orthodontic treatment; (17) Deputy Gary Gannon - to discuss the need of extra rest room facilities and better lighting in the Phoenix Park; (18) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss measures to protect charity shops that remain closed under level 5 restrictions; (19) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the impact that the winter lockdown had on mental health, and the need to consider permitting outdoor sports like golf, athletics and children's training outdoors; (20) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the very serious lack of places for children with dual diagnosis ASD and intellectual disability in special needs schools in Cork; (21) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - following the publication of Ballymun - a Brighter future to discuss the underlying causes of addiction and crime and plans to tackle open drug dealing in Ballymun; (22) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss a shortage of places at the Central Mental Hospital, Dublin; (23) Deputies Peadar Tóibín and Seán Canney - to discuss correspondence received by the Taoiseach from survivors of mother and baby homes; (24) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the issue the pending job losses at Rehab Logistics Facility at Raheen, Limerick; (25) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss current plans for ensuring the opening of the Group Home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (26) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss daily incidents of human rights abuses worldwide and the need for a co-ordinated international response; (27) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss what supports will be in place to address the consequences of Covid-19 on mental health; (28) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the financial implications on the national hunt industry as a result of the ongoing cancellation of all point-to-point races; (29) Deputy Sorca Clarke - to discuss the need for increased provision of palliative care in Longford-Westmeath; and (30) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the need to provide support for Fota Wildlife Park in County Cork to prevent it closing permanently.

The matters raised by Deputies Louise O'Reilly, Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan and Michael Collins, Alan Farrell and Willie O'Dea have been selected for discussion.