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 Alan Farrell - to discuss the need for the introduction of common enrolment processes in schooling; (2) Deputy Ivana Bacik - to discuss the crisis in staffing in the home care sector and the proposals to address same; (3) Deputies David Stanton and Pat Buckley - to address concerns at the proposed closure of the Owenacurra Centre, Midleton, County Cork and to discuss any developments regarding same; (4) Deputies Bríd Smith and Patrick Costello - to discuss the cost rental housing plan for the Emmet Road, St Michael’s estate; (5) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss funding to provide vital medical equipment in the Cork-Kerry region, including wheelchairs for 18 children; (6) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss supports for disabled entrepreneurs and business people; (7) Deputy Johnny Guirke - to discuss the planning approval for the Scientology drug rehabilitation centre in Ballivor, County Meath; (8) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the exclusion of people who as infants spent less than six months in a mother and baby or county institution from the mother and baby institutions payment scheme 2021; and (9) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick and the need for urgent action.

The matters raised by Deputies Bacik, O'Donnell, Bríd Smith and Costello, and Martin Browne have been selected for discussion.