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 Paul Phelan – to discuss how some foster children in foster care in the Carlow-Kilkenny region do not have allocated social workers; (2) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Gary Gannon - to discuss increased antisocial behaviour in Dublin city; (3) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the Mental Health Commission report into conditions at the Owenacurra mental health centre in Midleton, County Cork; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss additional funding to help to meet unprecedented demand under the sports capital and equipment fund; (5) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss issues with regard to the tendering process for a school in County Cork; (6) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss if a review has been conducted into the work of the Charities Regulator and if its budget is delivering increased confidence in and within the charities sector; (7) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the outsourcing of front-line maintenance at Dublin Airport; (8) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the legal lacuna since 2018 with regard to the control of horse-drawn carriages in Dublin city; (9) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss increased high-visibility policing; (10) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss a timeframe for the roll-out of a package to survivors of thalidomide; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss concerns regarding equipment and staffing for the Dublin Fire Brigade service; (12) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss circumstances consequent to a court decision to remove the ban on large trawlers from fishing within the 6 nautical mile limit; (13) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the lack of funding for essential chest braces for children in advance of surgery for scoliosis; (14) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the lack of home carers and the impact this is having on families; and (15) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for ensuring the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities.

The matters raised by Deputies O'Callaghan and Gannon; Deputy Richmond; and Deputy Ó Murchú have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 6.25 p.m. and resumed at 7.05 p.m.