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 Richard Boyd Barrett - the recent TASC report on work and living; (2) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the location of a superintendent position, the status of Clifden Garda regional headquarters, and the need to provide for all policing business bilingually; (3) Deputy John Brady - the impending accommodation crisis for North Wicklow Educate Together school; (4) Deputy Jackie Cahill - the need for Thurles, County Tipperary to be connected to the national gas network for domestic and commercial users; (5) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd – the need for urgent funding to be made available for drug addiction services in Drogheda following the recent publicised crisis that required a significant Garda response, and the need for an urgent outreach response to curb the rise in drug addiction in the Drogheda area; (6) Deputy Seamus Healy - the delays in processing medical card applications; (7) Deputy Imelda Munster - the removal of the X-ray room from plans for the extension of the emergency department in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; (8) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan – the ongoing increased anti-social and criminal behaviour in and around areas of Dublin; (9) Deputy Pat Buckley - the urgent need for new road safety measures at Rostellan in east Cork; (10) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - the proposed revenue changes to mileage-relief allowances of employees of Waterways Ireland; (11) Deputies Pat The Cope Gallagher and Mattie McGrath - the closure of post offices in counties Donegal and Tipperary; (12) Deputy Mick Barry - the recent changes to the tax allowance for workers who must pay for uniforms, tools and utensils; (13) Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly - the need for the Minister for Health to explain whether the recommendations of a 2014 review by independent experts of the genetics department at Crumlin children’s hospital were implemented; (14) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - step-down facilities in Cork city; (15) Deputies Martin Heydon and James Lawless - the cancellation of Bus Éireann services, including the Nightrider service to Newbridge, in Kildare; and (16) Deputy Mick Wallace - the waiting times for home care packages in County Wexford.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, Richard Boyd Barrett, Martin Heydon and James Lawless, and Pat The Cope Gallagher and Mattie McGrath have been selected for discussion.