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 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss significant delays to An Post international parcels as a result of Brexit and new EU customs rules; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the tender process for a school building project in County Cork; (3) Deputy Paul Kehoe - to discuss restoration of grant funding for primary schools to keep libraries fully stocked; (4) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss a pest control policy for local authority flat complexes in Dublin; (5) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss pay and conditions for school secretaries; (6) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss funding to meet unprecedented demand under the sports capital and equipment fund; (7) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss a review of the Charities Regulator and whether its €4 million budget is delivering increased confidence in and within charities; (8) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Thomas Gould - to discuss staff and resource shortages and delays in completing inquests at Cork Coroner's Court; (9) Deputies Paul McAuliffe and Cormac Devlin - to discuss the issue of a potential delay to metro north; (10) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need to construct piers on Inis Oírr and Inis Meáin in view of the danger of an accident in severe winter weather when using the existing piers; (11) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to fund the N73 upgrade between Mallow and Mitchelstown on road safety grounds; (12) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Gary Gannon - to discuss increasing antisocial behaviour in Dublin city; (13) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss a Topical Issue matter for the Minister for Health relating to the drug Zolgensma; (14) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns regarding available Garda resources to deal with an increasingly visible drug dealing problem in Dublin North-West; (15) Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Johnny Guirke and Peadar Tóibín - to discuss urgently the threat to emergency and critical care services at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan; (16) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss the shortages in staffing being experienced by employers across many sectors; (17) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss current difficulties in childcare with the return to the workplace, and the need for flexibility with childcare options and after-school clubs; (18) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss when County Carlow will have an ambulance base with an ambulance bay which is fit for purpose; (19) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the Mental Health Commission report into conditions at the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre, Midleton, County Cork; (20) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the case of a woman (details supplied) approved for a home care package who cannot return from a nursing home because of the lack of carers; (21) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to discuss a State apology to the families of the Ballymanus mine disaster in County Donegal; (22) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the lack of ASD units and classrooms in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary; (23) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for ensuring the opening of the Group Home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (24) Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne - to discuss visitor restrictions on maternity services; (25) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the acquisition of a site for a Wexford TU campus of the Technical University of South-East Ireland; and (26) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the need to enhance availability of mental health services for children and adults with eating disorders.

The matters raised by Deputies John Lahart; Michael Healy-Rae; Darren O'Rourke, Johnny Guirke and Peadar Tóibín; and Sean Sherlock have been selected for discussion.