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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Vol. 1021 No. 4

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 37A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss a programme to upgrade local authority heating and cooking systems; (2) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the need to deliver adequate public green and blue space in growing commuter towns; (3) Deputy Brian Stanley - to ask the Minister for Health to discuss the future of the mental health facility, Erkina House, in Rathdowney, County Laois; (4) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the number of eviction notices being received in north Kildare; (5) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss overseeing resolution of the dispute at Killybegs between the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and local fishing industry; (6) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss ensuring that every prospective student in east Cork has a secondary school place for the 2022-23 school year; (7) Deputy Richard Bruton - to discuss the acute shortage of childcare spaces available for children under one year old; (8) Deputies Thomas Gould and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delay in the investigation into the cremation scandal in Cork University Maternity Hospital; (9) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the ongoing boil notice at the Whitegate regional public water supply in east Cork; (10) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss an update on the expert team deployed to tackle crisis levels of overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick; (11) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the HIQA report entitled, Overview Report of governance and safeguarding in HSE designated centres for people with disabilities in Donegal in January 2022; (12) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the continued and consistent absence of provision of autism spectrum disorder classes in postal code areas of Dublin South-West leading to no school places for some students and advice to hire a home teacher to provide a child’s continuing education; (13) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss respite services in Cavan and Monaghan; (14) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the need for adequate public health nurse services for children in the Dublin 18 area with the Minister for Health; (15) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss how the depleted rental market is deterring some renters from pursuing breaches of their rental rights; and (16) Deputy Mick Barry - the threatened closure of the Post Office in Blarney, County Cork.

The matters raised by Deputies Stanton, Lahart, Ó Cuív and Buckley have been selected for discussion.