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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Vol. 1021 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 37A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the need for repair works on the old Keelbeg pier in Union Hall; (2) Deputy Brian Stanley - to ask the Minister for Health to discuss the future of the mental health facility, Erkina House, in Rathdowney, County Laois; (3) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the need to discuss traffic calming and safety infrastructure in Drimoleague, County Cork, with the Minister for Transport as research by local campaigners has established pronounced risks to the safety of residents, especially schoolchildren and people with disabilities, that need immediate intervention; (4) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to ask the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if they will accede to the request made by Clare County Council for funding to be made available to make the transfer of Shannon Heritage sites in County Clare to the local authority viable and successful; (5) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss Kishogue train station; (6) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the need for the establishment of a multidenominational co-educational second level school for the district of Killester, Raheny and Clontarf; (7) Deputy Martin Kenny - to discuss diabetes care and availability of appliances under the long-term illness scheme; (8) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss respite services in community mental health settings in east Cork; (9) Deputy Chris Andrews - to ask the Minister for Justice to comment on the recent announcement of the cancellation of training courses for An Garda Síochána's armed support unit for the Dublin region as, given the reports that the Dublin region armed support unit is operating well below full operational level and the increase in gangland violence, this is a cause of grave concern in Dublin communities, and to ask her to make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Transport to detail why the Limerick northern distributor road was removed from the Limerick-Shannon metropolitan area strategy draft and the national development plan and if he will make a statement on the matter; (11) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the need for increased funding for local improvement scheme roads nationwide; (12) Deputy Pearse Doherty - to discuss the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to oversee an urgent resolution of the dispute at Killybegs between the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority and the local fishing industry; and (13) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to ask the Minister for Health for an update on the expert team deployed to tackle crisis levels of overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick.

The matters raised by Deputies Christopher O'Sullivan, Cairns, Griffin and Ó Ríordáin have been selected for discussion.