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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss understaffing and under-resourcing of the ambulance service in the north-west and north midlands region; (2) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss provision of additional fibre broadband under the national broadband plan; (3) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the urgent need in the community to reopen Odin’s Wood Day Centre for older persons; (4) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss an atypical scheme for crew on fishing boats; (5) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the Irish Business against Litter recent report on litter and the need for local authorities to address the report's findings; (6) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans to upgrade the Carrignavar wastewater treatment facility; (7) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the lack of substitute teachers at primary level in the Dublin region; (8) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss additional funding to help meet unprecedented demand under the sports capital and equipment fund; (9) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss plans for schools ventilation; (10) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss the non-payment of carbon taxes and VAT on solid fuel; (11) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss amending section 8 of the Stillbirth Registration Act 1994 to allow the stillbirth register to be made public; (12) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for the Department of Education to ensure adequate Covid mitigation measures are in place to keep schools safe; (13) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss funding for the remainder of track renewal on the Ballybrophy railway line to end the intermittent closures on the line; (14) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss progress in reducing the number of patients being treated on hospital trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; (15) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss a pest control policy for local authority flax complexes in inner-city Dublin; (16) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the long waiting times experienced by patients in the emergency department in Tallaght University Hospital; (17) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss funding for a PE classroom-hall for CBS Secondary School, New Ross; (18) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss how young people with disabilities, can be further supported once they leave second level education and start attending adult disability services; (19) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss a review of the lack of available insurance cover for the leisure industry; and (20) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the asylum seeker’s hunger strike in Cork.

The matters raised by Deputies Barry, Christopher O'Sullivan, O'Donnell and Cairns have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 6.01 p.m. and resumed at 6.05 p.m.