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 – the need to discuss the ongoing drug dealing in the Oliver Bond flats and the need for regeneration of the complex; (2) Deputies Dara Calleary and Rose Conway-Walsh – the need to discuss the re-naming of Ballycroy National Park to Wild Nephin National Park and the lack of consultation with local communities; (3) Deputies Barry Cowen and Brian Stanley - the need to discuss strengthening and resourcing the National Ambulance Service; (4) Deputies Duncan Smith, Dessie Ellis, Alan Farrell and Louise O’Reilly – the need to discuss reported changes in the national development plan with regard to Metro North and DART+; (5) Deputies Claire Kerrane and Martin Kenny – the need to discuss the establishment of a commission of investigation into a death (details supplied); (6) Deputies Paul Kehoe, Johnny Mythen and Verona Murphy – the need to discuss the recent contamination of water supply at Creagh water treatment plant in Gorey, County Wexford; (7) Deputies Jennifer Whitmore and John Brady – the need to discuss action to address closures of outdoor recreational businesses due to increasing insurance costs; (8) Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh - the need to discuss an update on the realignment of hospital services in the south east and provision of 24-7 cardiac care; (9) Deputy Cian O'Callaghan - the need to discuss conditions in Gaelcholáiste Reachrann secondary school in Donaghmede, Dublin; (10) Deputy James O'Connor – the need to discuss the provision of resources for residential mental health facilities in the east Cork area; (11) Deputies Niamh Smyth and Holly Cairns – the need to discuss when the current restrictions will be lifted so partners can accompany women to maternity care appointments; (12) Deputy John Lahart – the need to discuss delays being experienced by customers of An Post of international parcels, as a result of Brexit and new EU customs rules; (13) Deputy Sean Sherlock – the need to discuss funding of the N73 upgrade between Mallow and Mitchelstown on road safety grounds; (14) Deputy Mark Ward – the need to discuss the illegal use of fireworks in the run-up to Hallowe'en; (15) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan – the need to review the reopening of the Kinsale South Doc facility; (16) Deputies Neale Richmond and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill – the need to discuss ongoing issues with Carmona School, Dublin, and Progressing Disability Services with the Minister for Health; (17) Deputy Pauline Tully – the need to discuss solutions to the lack of home care assistants for in-home care; (18) Deputy Chris Andrews – the need to discuss pest control policy for local authority flat complexes; (19) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Thomas Gould – the need to discuss staff and resource shortages at Cork Coroner's Court; (20) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan – the need to discuss the progress being made in reducing the number of patients being treated on hospital trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; (21) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell – the need to discuss Government proposals for air route support schemes in respect of Shannon Airport; (22) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor – the need to discuss when primary care services and a new primary care facility will be established in Tullow, County Carlow; (23) Deputy Michael Creed – the need to discuss steps being taken by the Government to ensure continuity of electricity supply; (24) Deputy Peadar Tóibín – the need to discuss the water outages and disruptions to water supply in County Meath; (25) Deputy Pat Buckley – the need to discuss the ongoing proposed closure of the Owenacurra mental health centre, Midleton; and (26) Deputy Pearse Doherty – the need to discuss a State apology to the families of the Ballymanus Mine disaster in County Donegal.

The matters raised by Deputies Patrick Costello; Niamh Smyth and Holly Cairns; Neale Richmond and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill; Duncan Smith, Dessie Ellis, Alan Farrell and Louise O’Reilly, have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 4.06 p.m. and resumed at 4.11 p.m.