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) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to discuss the State Examinations Commission's appeals process; (2) Deputies Robert Troy and Michael Moynihan - to discuss the assessment of properties for connection to broadband services; (3) Deputies Joe Carey and Tom Neville - to discuss the ongoing overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick; (4) Deputies Clare Daly and Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss current conditions in St. Mologa national school, Balbriggan, County Dublin; (5) Deputies Fergus O'Dowd and Stephen S. Donnelly - to ask the Minister for Health if he will discuss the HIQA report, Office of the Chief Inspector - the use of information gathered and received in the regulation of services, September 2018, and the need to instigate a review of HIQA procedures in passing on complaints of abuse to other State agencies; (6) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss a scheme to replace lead piping in housing across the country; (7) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss funding for the Infant Centre at University College Cork-Cork University Maternity Hospital; (8) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss staffing in the Defence Forces; (9) Deputy John Curran - to discuss Garda resources at Rathcoole, County Dublin; (10) Deputy Gino Kenny - the Government’s proposed medical cannabis access programme; (11) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need for maternity leave cover and support for elected representatives; (12) Deputy Timmy Dooley - the implications of the decision of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to recommend that the Government immediately increase funding for RTÉ; (13) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the ban on Garda overtime; (14) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to address the worrying increase in incidents of violent crime evident in the Central Statistics Office statistics published on Monday, 1 October 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (15) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the crisis in the GP system; (16) Deputy Niamh Smyth - the need for urgent support for the community of Magheracloone, County Monaghan, in the light of the mining incident last week; (17) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the need to address continuing challenges in accessing fodder; (18) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - to seek an update on the purchase of a site for a new three school campus in Buncrana, County Donegal; and (19) Deputy Joan Collins - the serious waiting list for children's disability services in community healthcare organisation, CHO, 7 HSE Dublin South West.

The matters raised by Deputies Thomas Byrne, Robert Troy and Michael Moynihan, Joe Carey and Tom Neville have been selected for discussion.