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 Brian Stanley - to discuss the provision of local bus services in Portlaoise town; (2) Deputy Mairéad Farrell - to discuss the inability of the cargo boat to land on Inis Meáin due to weather conditions; (3) Deputy Michael Ring - to discuss the relocation of a school in County Mayo (details supplied) and to confirm that this is the only school proposed for this site; (4) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss funding for track renewal of the Ballybrophy railway line to end intermittent closures; (5) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the use of special education teachers to cover shortages of substitute teachers in schools; (6) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss how young people with disabilities can access transport supports after second level when they attend adult disability services; (7) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss funding for a PE classroom-hall for a secondary school (details supplied) in New Ross; (8) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss long waiting times being experienced by patients in the emergency department of Tallaght University Hospital; (9) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans to upgrade the Carrignavar wastewater treatment facility; (10) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss the non-payment of carbon taxes and VAT on solid fuel; and (11) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss ongoing delays in the issuing of passports.

The matters raised by Deputies Tully, Ring, Verona Murphy and Lahart have been selected for discussion.