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 Peter Fitzpatrick - to discuss the cut in funding for the Louth-Meath branch of Down Syndrome Ireland; (2) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the threat to rental accommodation scheme tenants owing to the number of landlords exiting the scheme; (3) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill; (4) Deputy Peter Burke - that Lough Ennell in County Westmeath be included in the wild brown trout fishery designation by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; (5) Deputy Michael Harty - to discuss the future of rural post offices; (6) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the issue of unqualified specialists in consultant roles in mental health services; (7) Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Ó Broin, Darragh O'Brien, 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 city; (8) Deputy John Brassil - to discuss the decision to refuse an SNA post to Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil, Contae Chiarraí; (9) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the need to ensure all gardaí receive full competency based driving, CBD2, training for emergency responses; (10) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the withdrawal of Coca-Cola operations from Athy, County Kildare; (11) Deputy Joan Collins - the lack of services for children in Saint John of God Hospital, Islandbridge; (12) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss personnel resources in occupational therapy for persons with physical and sensory disabilities in Sligo; (13) Deputy Robert Troy - the need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to review her recent decision to decline an application in Longford town for a much needed family resource centre and to make a statement on the matter; (14) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the relocation plan for St. Francis school, Portlaoise, to the former St. Paul's site on Borris Road; (15) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the protections for subcontractors in State procurement contracts; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need to address rising unaffordable rents outside the rent pressure zone areas; (17) Deputy Martin Ferris - the imminent departure of a cardiologist at University Hospital Kerry; (18) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins - the extended delay in patients accessing cataract treatment; (19) Deputy Imelda Munster - the matter of the transfer of small public service vehicle, SPSV, licences to nominated persons in the event of a licence holder's death; (20) Deputies Mick Wallace and Clare Daly - to discuss the reopening of the Iranian embassy; and (21) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the need for a Navan rail line.

The matters raised by Deputies Peter Fitzpatrick, Marc MacSharry, and Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Ó Broin, Darragh O'Brien, Richard Boyd Barrett and Bríd Smith have been selected for discussion.