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) Deputies Brian Stanley and Barry Cowen - to discuss the situation with the National Ambulance Service and the situation in counties Laois and Offaly; (2) Deputy Cian O'Callaghan - to discuss conditions in Gaelcholáiste Reachrann secondary school, Donaghmede, Dublin; (3) Deputies Rose Conway-Walsh and Dara Calleary - to discuss the renaming of Ballycroy National Park to Wild Nephin National Park and the lack of consultation with local communities; (4) Deputies Martin Kenny and Claire Kerrane - to discuss the establishment of a commission of investigation into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy; (5) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to discuss a State apology for the families of the Ballymanus mine disaster in County Donegal; (6) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss pest control policy for local authority flat complexes; (7) Deputy Mark Ward - to discuss the illegal use of fireworks in the run-up to Hallowe'en; (8) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the significant delays experienced by customers of An Post of international parcels, as a result of Brexit and new EU customs rules; (9) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for ensuring the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the challenges facing teaching principals in smaller schools who manage special classes; and (11) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss implementing laws to restrict imports of tobacco products exclusively containing warnings in English.

The matters raised by Deputies Brian Stanley and Barry Cowen; Colm Burke; Rose Conway-Walsh and Dara Calleary; and Martin Kenny and Claire Kerrane have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.06 p.m. and resumed at 1.46 p.m.