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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022

Vol. 1023 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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss pre-legislative scrutiny of legislation for a defective concrete blocks scheme; (2) Deputy Michael Ring - to discuss potential irregularities within Inland Fisheries Ireland; (3) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister for Health the lack of dental services for children and the current difficulties with the dental treatment services scheme in Laois and Offaly; (4) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the closure of the main gynaecological ward, St. Monica's, in University Hospital Galway; (5) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss addressing chronic underfunding of Galway County Council; (6) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss reducing waiting times for early intervention services in speech and language therapy; (7) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss plans to deal with flooding of Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon, by the Office of Public Works, OPW; (8) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss the implementation of the free contraception scheme for 17- to 25-year-olds; (9) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss including home care workers on the critical skills list; (10) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss ensuring every prospective first year student in east Cork has a school place; (11) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the updated HSE report on Ard Gréine Court and the Brandon case; (12) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss extending the ten-year rule for taxis, given its potential to worsen the current taxi shortage; (13) Deputy Marc MacSharry - that the Minister for Health act on the emergency in the availability of home care personnel within both the HSE and private agencies, which is leading to practical cuts of up to 50% in delivery of already approved home care packages and threatens further hospital overcrowding through delayed discharge and nursing home capacity, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (14) Deputy Chris Andrews - following the ruling of the European Committee of Social Rights that points to housing and protection breaches of the social charter by the Irish State, whereby the rights of local authority tenants have been violated, the need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to outline his plans for the regeneration of social housing and flat complexes in inner-city Dublin, in particular Glovers Court, given the extremely poor conditions in which tenants are living; (15) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need for additional staffing for child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, in south Fingal; (16) Deputy Neasa Hourigan - to ask the Minister for Transport if he will provide an update on the roll-out of red light cameras following trials in 2015 and 2016; (17) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to ask the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to outline details of the updated defective blocks scheme, including how it applies to Limerick; (18) Deputies Matt Carthy, Martin Kenny and Mairéad Farrell - to discuss the response of the Minister for Finance to the rising cost of agricultural fuel; (19) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delays in furnishing the families affected by the disposal of perinatal organs at Cork University Maternity Hospital with the report of the review team; and (20) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the cost of affordable purchase and cost rental units planned in Cork city.

The matters raised by Deputies Pádraig O'Sullivan; Michael Ring; Matt Carthy, Martin Kenny and Mairéad Farrell; and Marc MacSharry have been selected for discussion.

Cuireadh an Dáil ar fionraí ar 6.28 p.m. agus cuireadh tús leis arís ar 6.29 p.m.
Sitting suspended at 6.28 p.m. and resumed at 6.29 p.m.