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 Patrick Costello - to discuss the ongoing drug dealing in the Oliver Bond flats and the need for regeneration of the complex; (2) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss ambulance services in Laois and Offaly; (3) Deputy Alan Farrell - to discuss the progress of MetroLink and the business case submitted to the Department of Transport; (4) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the national crisis presently evolving within the home care services sector; (5) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss concerns of staff relating to overcrowding and dangerous working conditions in Sligo University Hospital’s accident and emergency department; (6) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the availability of psychiatric treatment for persons (details supplied) and similar cases where intervention is required; (7) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the issue of water outages and disruptions in County Meath; (8) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss pest control policy for local authority flat complexes in inner-city Dublin; (9) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the need for a significant increase in accessible housing in the local authority housing stock; (10) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss staffing shortages in Bantry General Hospital which resulted in reduced services during the summer; (11) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss what progress is being made in reducing the number of patients being treated on hospital trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; and (12) Deputy David Stanton - to ask the Minister for Health to report on plans to provide alternative accommodation for residents of the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre in Midleton, County Cork; the further plans to provide day care services following the proposed closure of the centre on 31 October next; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The matters raised by Deputies Christopher O'Sullivan, David Stanton, Martin Kenny and Verona Murphy have been selected for discussion.