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 Brendan Griffin - to discuss the decision to grant permission for the iconic south Kerry greenway and the need for construction funding; (2) Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - le plé a dhéanamh ar an ngéarghá di tuilleadh Gaelcholáistí chun freastal ar an éileamh i mBaile Átha Cliath; (3) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the next steps relating to the Brandon report and the actions of the HSE in response to same; (4) Deputy Barry Cowen - to discuss the need to ensure that measures to enhance competition in the energy sector are implemented and enforced; (5) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the urgent need in the community for the reopening of Odin's Wood day centre for older persons; (6) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss the new relationship and sexual education programmes in primary and post-primary schools; (7) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans to upgrade the Carrignavar wastewater treatment facility; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the retention of part-time fire brigade staff and their terms and conditions; (9) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss the extension of cardiac catheterisation lab services in Sligo University Hospital; (10) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans for bus shelters for all major bus stops in cities, towns and villages in Ireland; (11) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss the granting of licences for gold mining in north County Leitrim; (12) Deputies Pa Daly and Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the provision of community care for the elderly; (13) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss plans to provide Carlow town with a design 2 ambulance base; (14) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss Ireland’s commitments to climate action at COP26; (15) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss issues arising from the housing assistance payment, HAP, scheme; (16) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the progress that has been made in ensuring that Pineview Gardens Estate, Moyross, Limerick, is removed from the red-zone demolition category; (17) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the role and input of the Department of Justice into the proposed citizens' assembly on drugs; (18) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss staffing issues at Naas general hospital; (19) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the danger and threats to public safety as a result of the increased number of assaults occurring in Eyre Square and the streets of Galway; (20) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss how Ireland through our seat on the UN Security Council will address the decision by the Israeli state to designate six Palestinian human rights groups operating in the West Bank as terror organisations; (21) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the need to secure funding for the entire remainder of track renewal on the Ballybrophy railway line to end the intermittent closures that have impacted the line; and (22) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the lack of insurance cover affecting rural pursuits.

The matters raised by Deputies Griffin, Harkin, Ó Snodaigh and Cahill have been selected for discussion.