Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Alan Farrell - to discuss the quicker than expected growth in the renewable electricity sector within Europe; (2) Deputy Duncan Smith - to discuss the urgent need for a dedicated Garda unit for suburban rail lines; (3) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss the establishment of a portal for submission of video evidence to Garda authorities of close passing of cyclists by motorists; (4) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss transitionary arrangements for weighing of fish in factories; (5) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the need to secure stable and adequate broadband for rural businesses in Carlow and Kilkenny through National Broadband Ireland; (6) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Belarus with the Minister for Foreign Affairs; (7) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the granting of planning for houses where childcare facilities are included, but never built, leaving young parents in crisis; (8) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the impact of strategic housing developments in local planning in areas such as Ballymun, Finglas and Santry; (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delays in processing primary medical certificate applications; (10) Deputies Chris Andrews and Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss a European Committee of Social Rights report, and the refurbishment of social housing and flat complexes in inner-city Dublin; (11) Deputies Dara Calleary and Bríd Smith - to discuss the design, funding and operation of the defective concrete blocks scheme to address pyrite and mica; (12) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the exclusion of early monastic sites from Ireland’s tentative list for classification as UNESCO world heritage sites; (13) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss problems for the local community in Galway city as a result of the uncontrolled weekly event, Salthill Sundays; (14) Deputies Rose Conway-Walsh, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Joe McHugh - to discuss amending the defective concrete blocks grant scheme in Mayo and Donegal from 90% funded to a fully funded scheme; (15) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the closure of Cork Airport and the impact on jobs; (16) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; (17) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the review of the ex gratia scheme for survivors of sexual abuse in day schools with reference to survivors at Creagh Lane National School in Limerick City; (18) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the need for the voids scheme to be open year round; (19) Deputies Matt Carthy, Mairéad Farrell and Patrick Costello - to discuss support the Government can provide to family of Gavin McShane in their campaign for justice; (20) Deputy Bernard Durkan - to discuss the serious breach of international law involving the hijacking of a Ryanair plane travelling between two EU cities; (21) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss actions to address the urgent problem of the discovery of black grass in wildflower seeds; and (22) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the reopening of pubs and the hospitality sector.

The matters raised by Deputies Farrell; Funchion; MacSharry; and Calleary, Bríd Smith, Conway-Walsh, Mac Lochlainn and McHugh have been selected for discussion.

I wish to further advise the House of the following in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case, to be discussed tomorrow: (1) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the exclusion of early monastic sites from Ireland’s tentative list for UNESCO world heritage sites; (2) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delays in processing primary medical certificate applications; (3) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss jobs in aviation including the closure of Cork Airport and its impact on jobs; (4) Deputies Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Emer Higgins - to discuss the introduction of paid miscarriage leave for women who suffer miscarriage in early pregnancy; (5) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss actions to address the urgent problem of the discovery of black grass in wildflower seeds; (6) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the urgent need to ensure that inspections of rented accommodation takes place to ensure compliance with the law; (7) Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Joe McHugh and Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss amending the defective concrete blocks grant scheme in Mayo and Donegal from a 90% funded scheme to a fully funded, 100% scheme; (8) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss the establishment of a dedicated portal for submission of video evidence of close passing of cyclists by motorists; (9) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; (10) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need to provide a statutory entitlement to domestic violence paid leave; (11) Deputy Paul Murphy - to discuss the lack of appropriate accommodation for Firhouse Educate Together secondary school; (12) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the need for the voids scheme to be open year round; and (13) Deputy Ged Nash - to discuss the reasons for the delay in the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to the 50-59 age cohort in Louth.

The matters raised by Deputies McNamara, Sherlock, Carroll MacNeill and Higgins, and Verona Murphy have been selected for discussion tomorrow.