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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Vol. 972 No. 2

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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Clare Daly, Mick Wallace and Joan Collins - to discuss recent protests at the occupation of vacant buildings and the Garda response; (2) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the need to progress the acute mental health unit at Sligo University Hospital; (3) Deputy Joan Burton - the need to consider the purchase by the State of Luggala estate in County Wicklow; (4) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the proposed Drogheda northern cross route project; (5) Deputies Eoin Ó Broin, John Curran and Gino Kenny - the need to provide funding for capital works to meet fire and safety standards at the Carline learning centre, Lucan; (6) Deputies James Browne and Pat Buckley - the need to address delays in accessing child mental health services; (7) Deputy Mary Butler - the need to replicate the model of care homes unique to the south east; (8) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the school transport system; (9) Deputy Pat Casey - to ask the Minister of State with responsibility for training, skills, innovation and research and development to inform Members as to all measures being taken to resolve the school transport chaos in Tinahely and Redcross, County Wicklow, where over 20 families have lost their concessionary tickets to attend their chosen schools, with this unacceptable situation guaranteed to worsen in the coming years, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills what he proposes to do regarding the number of people from the Caherconlish and Ballynetty areas of Limerick who cannot access school transport to St. John the Baptist school, Hospital, County Limerick, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (11) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Health if he intends to open new beds in University Hospital Limerick and surrounding hospitals to alleviate the current chronic overcrowded conditions, and to outline what plans he has put in place for UHL for the winter; (12) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to discuss the proposed route and impact of MetroLink on family homes at College Gate Apartments, Townsend Street, Dublin 2; (13) Deputy Eugene Murphy - the vital need to dredge the River Shannon in light of the threat to the hot water fishing stretch in Lanesboro and Ballyleague; (14) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the sale by Permanent TSB to vulture funds of distressed mortgages; (15) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the need for greater flexibility in accessing both the housing assistance payment, HAP, and the new place finder unit as the existing definitions for access are very rigid and are contributing significantly to the increase in homeless figures; (16) Deputy Bobby Aylward - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to secure the necessary funding in advance of budget 2019 to amend the legislation governing the school transport scheme so as to ensure concessionary ticket holding children are not left behind in future; (17) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the need to discuss scoliosis waiting lists; (18) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister for Housing, Environment and Local Government if he will give consideration to the introduction of a scheme to incentivise homeowners currently residing in nursing homes and availing of the fair deal scheme to rent out vacant family homes in order to get them back into the housing market to address shortfalls in the rental market, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (19) Deputy Peter Burke - to discuss when the dedicated legislation underpinning the land development agency will be published and enacted; (20) Deputy Mattie McGrath - an update on the measures being taken to tackle the fodder crisis; (21) Deputy Mick Barry - the working conditions of members of the Defence Forces; and (22) Deputy Declan Breathnach - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of distress caused to many families by a lack of capacity in the school transport system and if he will consider providing extra capacity to ensure that every child who qualifies for a place gets a place.

The matters raised by Deputies Clare Daly, Mick Wallace and Joan Collins, Eoin Ó Broin, John Curran and Gino Kenny, Jim O'Callaghan and Peter Burke have been selected for discussion.