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 Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to address the imminent closure of the supported employment service Employ Ability West based in Bluebell; (2) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to ensure there are enough home carers available to provide all the home care hours and packages that have been approved; (3) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the need for insulin pump services at the adult diabetic clinic in Portlaoise hospital; (4) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to consider developing a hub for investigating possibilities in sustainable aviation in County Clare; (5) Deputy Mark Ward - to discuss the report published by the Mental Health Commission entitled Access to Mental Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System; (6) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss assurances received at the Committee on Transport and Communications that the Limerick northern distributor road remains a key piece of road infrastructure; (7) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the steps taken in respect of a child abduction from an address in Kilkenny; (8) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the actions being taken to address men’s mental health, especially the high rates of suicide; (9) Deputies Brendan Griffin, Alan Dillon, David Stanton and Joe Carey - to discuss proposals for the development of homes from derelict and vacant houses; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the shortage of resources for children’s disability network teams in Cork; (11) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the delays in the arrival of paramedics and ambulances to call-outs in County Tipperary; (12) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the practice of energy providers doubling the cost of fixed price energy bills by including a new additional market charge in bills; (13) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the cost rental housing plan for the site on Emmet Road, formerly known as St. Michael’s estate; and (14) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to reduce to five months the time interval between the second Covid-19 vaccine and the booster vaccine.

The matters raised by Deputies Ó Snodaigh; Crowe; Griffin, Dillon, Stanton and Carey; and Collins have been selected for discussion.