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) Deputies Marian Harkin and Michael Fitzmaurice - compensation and remediation for farmers and landowners following the Shass Mountain landslide, County Leitrim; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - an update on plans for St. Gabriel's School in Bishopstown; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - funding for Arklow as Wicklow's first decarbonisation zone; (4) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - the Government decision on Tuesday, 27 April, to wind-up the Digital Hub Development Agency in the Liberties; (5) Deputy Neasa Hourigan - steps to curb the amount of planning allocated to build-to-rent developments; (6) Deputy Michael Creed - site acquisitions for primary and secondary schools in Ballincollig, Cork; (7) Deputy Pauline Tully - updating SI 225 of 1993 boarding out regulations in relation to older people; (8) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - when the review of income thresholds to qualify for a place on a local authority housing list will be completed; (9) Deputy James O'Connor - the need for a return to North American international travel and for a roadmap for international travel; (10) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - a dedicated portal for submission of video evidence of close passing and dangerous manoeuvres by motorists; (11) Deputy Chris Andrews - plans for the regeneration of social housing-flat complexes in inner city Dublin; (12) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - the rise in anti-social behaviour in Dublin; (13) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the disparity in class size-to-teacher ratios at junior and senior primary schools; (14) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - the requirement for Irish fishing fleets to weigh their catch on piers; (15) Deputy Réada Cronin - Saplings Special School in North Kildare and employment conditions of behavioural analysts doing critical work for children; (16) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Richard O'Donoghue, Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Healy Rae - the need to resume theory tests, driving lessons and driver tests to clear the backlog; (17) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - the urgent need for a survival and recovery plan for the taxi industry; (18) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - the increasing incidents of worldwide human rights abuses while the global community is preoccupied with Covid-19; (19) Deputy Matt Carthy - the role of investment funds in the housing market; (20) Deputies Violet-Anne Wynne and Martin Browne - the current system where recipients of Bedrocan must pay upfront before being reimbursed by the State; (21) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - stable and adequate broadband connectivity through the NBI for Carlow and Kilkenny rural businesses; (22) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - progress on the planned new 96-bed ward block at University Hospital Limerick; (23) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - concern about a shortage of places and long waiting lists in second level schools in north Dublin for September; (24) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - real estate investment trusts and the wholesale buying of family homes, such as in Mullen Park, Maynooth; and (25) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the risk of poor water quality in Balbriggan, County Dublin, partly caused by scavenging birds.

The matters raised by Deputies Harkin and Fitzmaurice, Tully, McAuliffe and Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Nolan, O'Donoghue, Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Healy Rae have been selected for discussion.