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 Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the need to address the school transport crisis; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the difficulties faced by children with autism in accessing services, particularly in Dublin North-West; (3) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss the concerns of staff relating to overcrowding and dangerous working conditions in the accident and emergency department of Sligo University Hospital; (4) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss pest control policy for local authority flat complexes in Dublin's inner city; (5) Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss the renaming of Ballycroy National Park; (7) Deputies Michael Lowry, Jackie Cahill and Martin Browne - to discuss the impending closure of a general practitioner, GP, practice in Templemore following the recent retirement of the local GP; (8) Deputies Jennifer Murnane O'Connor and Marian Harkin - to discuss measures being taken to make childcare affordable for all parents, and working conditions within childcare; (9) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss Government proposals for air route support schemes in respect of Shannon Airport; (11) Deputy Ged Nash - to discuss the revelations in a report published by Christian Aid on tax shelter structures used by companies incorporated in Ireland; (12) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the national crisis evolving within the home care services sector; (13) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the clawback of funds by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine from farmers participating in the BEAM scheme; (14) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss progress in reducing the number of patients being treated on hospital trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; (15) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss Cork’s bid to host the America’s Cup; (16) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for CO2 monitors in every classroom to ensure adequate ventilation; (17) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - the urgent need for a significant increase in accessible housing in local authority housing stock; and (18) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss staffing shortages at Bantry General Hospital which resulted in reduced services during the summer.

The matters raised by Deputies Lowry, Cahill and Browne; Carthy and Cahill; Nash; and Murnane O'Connor and Harkin have been selected for discussion.