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 Joan Collins - to discuss the suspension of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force; (2) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss when the assisted human reproduction Bill will be published; (3) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss if the temporary assistance for nursing homes will be reinstated; (4) Deputies Jennifer Whitmore and David Cullinane - to discuss Covid-19 restrictions in Irish maternity hospitals; (5) Deputies Dara Calleary, Emer Higgins and Joe McHugh - to discuss the issue of the delays in driver theory tests, the impact these delays are having on people and the plan to address them; (6) Deputy Michael Moynihan - the availability of dental treatment to medical card holders under the dental treatment services scheme; (7) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss a response to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine's report on proposed regulation of veterinary medicines in Ireland; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss when we can expect the return and scaling up of cancer services; (9) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss providing an update on the working group on defective buildings; (10) Deputy Sorca Clarke - to discuss the provision of hospice and palliative care in Longford and Westmeath; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the leasing of properties from investment funds by four local authorities in Dublin to be used as social housing; (12) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the regeneration of social housing complexes in inner-city Dublin following the ruling by the European Committee of Social Rights; (13) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI, grants for private homeowners, delays in the process and homeowners being unable to apply for a second time; (14) Deputy Patricia Ryan - to discuss the latest cost of €2.5 billion for the new national children’s hospital; (15) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to discuss funding for ASD Ireland; (16) Deputy James Lawless - to discuss the proposed decision to not send an Irish dressage team to the Olympics this year; (17) Deputies Marian Harkin and Michael McNamara - to discuss the extension of the pyrite scheme to counties Clare and Sligo; (18) Deputies Richard O'Donoghue and Matt Carthy - to discuss the escalating cost of public liability and professional indemnity insurance; (19) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the three-year waiting time for disability dental services in County Wexford and the many difficulties family carers experience; (20) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the lack of greenways, cycle ways and parks on the north side of Cork city; (21) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss action to ensure school places are sourced for children with disabilities who receive a home tuition grant; (22) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss a full financial review into the use of taxpayer funding through various Departments and agencies to An Taisce; (23) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the need for a landing facility for the local fishing industry at Cromane, County Kerry; (24) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss what progress is being made in the efforts to recruit a chairperson for the Shannon Group; and (25) Deputy Pearse Doherty - chun plé a dhéanamh ar cás na mná agus fir tí sa Ghaeltacht i mbliana agus na impleachtaí ag éirí as na colaistí Gaeilge a bheith curtha ar ceal.

The matters raised by Deputies Joan Collins, Whitmore and Cullinane, Calleary, Higgins and McHugh and Lawless have been selected for discussion.