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 Niamh Smyth - to discuss the development of Cavan Institute as a hub for further education and training; (2) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss prospecting licences in north Leitrim; (3) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans to upgrade the Carrignavar wastewater treatment facilities; (4) Deputy Emer Higgins - to discuss encouraging the uptake and use of vitamin D this winter; (5) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss policing in Ireland today and the morale in the force in light of events in Limerick; (6) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the ongoing crisis at University Hospital Kerry; (7) Deputies John Lahart, Paul Murphy, Seán Crowe, Francis Noel Duffy and Mark Ward - to discuss the report by the Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Task Force; (8) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to address the publication of the Brandon report; (9) Deputies Gino Kenny, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady and Joan Collins - to address the decision by Israel to designate a number of NGOs as terrorist organisations; (10) Deputies Claire Kerrane and Mairéad Farrell - to address the rejection of municipal district budgets by all municipal districts in Galway County Council; (11) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to address an alleged child abduction case in Kilkenny; (12) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss the ongoing issues with water quality in Dublin Bay; (13) Deputy David Cullinane - to address the roll-out of disability services of children in the south east; (14) Deputies Martin Kenny and Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the industrial dispute by Garda superintendents causing delays to investigations by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, GSOC; (15) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans for the review of housing density guidelines for sustainable urban living outside of Dublin and city centres; (16) Deputies Thomas Gould and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the shortage of resources and waiting times for Children’s Disability Network teams in Cork; (17) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the omission from the national development plan of the northern distributor road in Limerick; (18) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the retention of part-time firefighter staff and their terms and conditions; (19) Deputy Verona Murphy - to address the regulation of planning authorities following recent judgements; (20) Deputy Martin Browne - to address additional funding for track renewal on the Ballybrophy railway line; (21) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the proposed closure of Owenacurra mental health facility in Midleton, County Cork; and (22) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the winter plan and staffing in Naas General Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Niamh Smyth, Brendan Griffin, John Lahart, Paul Murphy, Seán Crowe, Francis Noel Duffy and Mark Ward have been selected for discussion.