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 Verona Murphy - to address the regulation of the planning regulator in view of recent judgments; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the National Transport Authority's draft transport strategy for the greater Dublin area from 2022 to 2042.; (3) Deputies Gino Kenny, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady and Joan Collins - to address the decision by Israel to designate six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organisations; (4) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to address the publication of the Brandon report; (5) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to simplify proof of marital separation for parents of students who are engaged in the Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, application process; (6) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss transport supports for young persons with disabilities once they leave second level education and start attending adult disability services; (7) Deputy Colm Burke - to confirm that the necessary funding will be put in place for the employment of additional neurology nurses in Cork University Hospital; (8) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss convening a citizens’ assembly to consider matters relating to drugs use; (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the shortage of resources for children’s disability network teams in Cork; (10) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to address matters relating to a child abduction from an address in Kilkenny; (11) Deputy David Cullinane - to discuss funding for pre-dredging works at Helvick Pier to allow safe passage of the locally stationed RNLI lifeboat; (12) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans for the review of housing density guidelines for sustainable urban living outside of Dublin and city centres; and (13) Deputy Réada Cronin - to address staffing issues at Naas General Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Verona Murphy, O'Donnell, Stanton and Cullinane have been selected for discussion.