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 Alan Farrell - to discuss the need for enhanced support for cancer screening services; (2) Deputy Richard Bruton - to discuss the pathway to the establishment of a development agency for early childhood services in Ireland; (3) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the Mental Health Commission report into conditions at the Owenacurra mental health centre, Midleton, County Cork; (4) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss a statutory support package for survivors of thalidomide; (5) Deputies Thomas Pringle, Marc MacSharry and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss the recently published report from the working group on the defective concrete blocks grant scheme; (6) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss how young people with disabilities can be supported once they start attending adult disability services; (7) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the issue of breast cancer; (8) Deputy Joe McHugh - to discuss the devastating impact of the mica housing crisis on a family (details supplied); (9) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss additional funding to help meet the unprecedented demand under the sports capital and equipment fund; (10) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss pay and conditions for school secretaries; (11) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the bypass of Galway and the need to deal with project logjams; (12) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss conditions in Gaelcholáiste Reachrainn, Dublin 13; (13) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss if Ireland will consider applying to join CERN, due to the enormous scientific and research benefits associated with membership; (14) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the ongoing restrictions on partners attending at maternity hospitals; (15) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss the issuing of work permits and visas for workers from outside the European Union related to the construction trade; (16) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the employment regulation order for the security industry; (17) Deputy Ivana Bacik - to discuss unsustainable mussel dredging on Irish coasts and the operation of SI 461/2021; (18) Deputy Mairéad Farrell - to discuss the inability of cargo boats to land on Inis Meáin due to weather conditions and the serious impact on indigenous industry on the island; and (19) 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 McHugh, Ó Cuív, Andrews and Bacik have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 3.42 p.m. and resumed at 4.22 p.m.