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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Vol. 1022 No. 6

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) Deputies Paul Murphy and Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the Oxfam wealth report; (2) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to ask the Minister for Transport if he 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; (3) Deputy Richard Bruton - to discuss priority measures the Government can take to change behaviours in view of the surge in energy prices and the increased urgency of climate action; (4) Deputy Colm Burke - to ask the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to outline what action is being taken by his Department along with local authorities to ensure all applications under the local authority home loan scheme are processed in a timely manner and if he will carry out a full audit with local authorities to ascertain how long it is taking for these loans to be approved; (5) Deputy Brian Stanley - to ask the Minister for Health to discuss the future of the mental health facility Erkina House in Rathdowney, County Laois; (6) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the work of the vacant homes unit in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the proposed vacant homes tax; (7) Deputy Pa Daly - to discuss the ongoing strike action by medical scientists; (8) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the lack of public health nurses in the Dublin 18 area with the Minister for Health; (9) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss with the Minister for Education the urgent need to secure the site and buildings of the former national school in Clonalvy, County Meath; (10) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss the need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government, and Heritage to agree to pre-legislative scrutiny of the imminent legislation for a defective concrete block scheme in acknowledgement of the concerns of homeowners; and (11) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs about issues currently being encountered by students in respect of their J1 visa applications for those travelling shortly.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul Murphy and Richard Boyd Barrett; Richard Bruton; Pa Daly; and Cathal Crowe have been selected for discussion.