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) Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Thomas Gould - to discuss significant staff and resource shortages and delays in completing inquests at Cork Coroner’s Court; (2) Deputies Cormac Devlin and Paul McAuliffe - to discuss public transport in Dublin, particularly Metrolink and upgrades to the DART, Luas and active mobility routes; (3) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the legal lacuna since 2018 in relation to the control of horse-drawn carriages in Dublin; (4) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the need for additional funding to help meet the unprecedented demand under the sports capital and equipment fund; (5) Deputies Louise O'Reilly, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Seán Crowe, Paul Donnelly, Denise Mitchell and Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss staff and equipment shortages in the Dublin Fire Brigade service; (6) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the tendering process for a County Cork school (details supplied) building project; (7) Deputy John Paul Phelan - to discuss how some children in counties Carlow and Kilkenny do not have allocated social workers; (8) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the timeframe for the roll-out of a package to support Thalidomide sufferers; (9) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss the need to reduce waiting lists across the health service; (10) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss understaffing and under-resourcing of the ambulance service in the north west and north midlands region; (11) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss improvements to the BreastCheck programme, including a reduction in the age for breast screening to 40 years; (12) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss transport proposals in the national development plan; (13) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the Mental Health Commission report into conditions at the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre, Midleton, County Cork; (14) Deputy Claire Kerrane - to discuss the need for emergency action to support families affected by flooding at Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon; (15) Deputy Joe McHugh - to discuss the devastation caused to a family (detailed supplied) forced to leave their home seven years ago due to mica; (16) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss further supports for young people with disabilities with respect to transport to services or centres; (17) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss two accident black spots in west County Cork; (18) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the issue of essential funding for T-Joe braces of the chest, neck, or both, for children awaiting scoliosis operations; (19) Deputy Mairéad Farrell - to discuss the inability of the cargo boat landing on Inis Meáin due to weather, and the serious impact on indigenous island industry; (20) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss progress to reduce the number of patients being treated on hospital trolleys at the University Hospital Limerick; (21) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss autism places in primary schools in west County Cork; (22) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need to proceed with the bypass of Galway to remove project logjams; (23) Deputy Joe Carey - to discuss a State apology to workers and rescue services and residents of Whiddy Island, due to breaches of maritime safety; (24) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the recently published Government mica working group report; (25) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss current plans for ensuring the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (26) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss numerous crises facing the pig farming industry resulting in a perfect storm for pig farmers; (27) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss crises in the temporary accident and emergency department at University College Hospital Galway; (28) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the appalling conditions in Gaelcholáiste Reachrainn, Dublin 13; (29) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss Department plans to provide Carlow with a design 2 ambulance base.

The matters raised by Deputies Phelan, Ó Laoghaire and Gould, Devlin and McAuliffe and Joan Collins have been selected for discussion.