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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

Vol. 1019 No. 7

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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the comprehensive assessment of needs for children with disabilities as required under the provisions of the Disability Act 2005; (2) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss a temporary ferry service to replace the Dursey Island cable car; (3) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to ask the Minister for Health the measures he will take to help avoid strike action by medical scientists on 30 March; (4) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to ask the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will increase the level of funding to local authorities to ensure that the current level of fire service is maintained; if there are any plans to bring a voluntary fire service into the full-time and retained fire-fighter scheme in the Carlow fire service, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (5) Deputy Paul Murphy - to discuss the loss of a teaching post at Holy Spirit junior national school and the resulting loss of an infants class from next week; (6) Deputy Duncan Smith - an urgent update on the continuing backlog in the waiting times for the National Car Testing Service; (7) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the recent closure of the Wicklow town citizens information centre in County Wicklow; (8) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss the need to revise and include private bus and coach operators to be able to avail of the fuel VAT rebate provided to hauliers in light of current fuel costs; and (9) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the increasingly high demand in recent weeks for substitute teachers due to Covid related staff absence in schools.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Murphy, Martin Browne, Jennifer Murnane O'Connor and Duncan Smith have been selected for discussion.