Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss waiting times for driving tests in Cork; (2) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for improvements to the water supply in Ratoath, County Meath; (3) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss conditions at the Department of Psychiatry, St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny; (4) Deputies Sean Sherlock and Kevin O'Keeffe - the need to complete school building works in Midleton and Fermoy, County Cork; (5) Deputies Joan Collins and Paul Murphy - the lack of services for children in St. John of God Services, Islandbridge; (6) Deputy Michael Harty - to discuss the future of rural post offices; (7) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the decision to refuse an SNA post to Scoil Naomh Eoin Basite, Lios Póil, Contae Chiarraí; (8) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss personnel resources in occupational therapy for persons with physical and sensory disabilities in Sligo; (9) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss the proposed changes to the Dublin Bus brand; (10) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the protections for subcontractors in State procurement contracts; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the relocation plan for St. Francis school, Portlaoise to the former St. Paul's site on Borris Road; (12) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Richard Boyd Barrett and Bríd Smith - to discuss the development of social and affordable housing on council owned sites in Shanganagh Castle, County Dublin and St. Michael's estate, Dublin; (13) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss investment in mental health services in CHO area 8; (14) Deputy John Curran - the reduction of Garda resources at Rathcoole Garda station; (15) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to ensure all gardaí receive full competency based driving, CBD2, training for emergency responses; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the decision in Mr. B v. St. Loman's Hospital; (17) Deputies Mick Wallace and Gino Kenny - to discuss the ongoing conflict in Gaza; (18) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss the accommodation required for St. Michael's special school in Skerries; (19) Deputy Martin Ferris - the imminent departure of a cardiologist at University Hospital Kerry; (20) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the issue of unqualified specialists in consultant roles in mental health services; and (21) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - to discuss the cut in funding for the Louth-Meath branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

The matters raised by Deputies Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, John Lahart, Thomas Byrne, Sean Sherlock and Kevin O'Keeffe have been selected for discussion.