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 Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the need to upgrade Crossbarry wastewater treatment plant; (2) Deputy Michael Harty - deterioration in admissions from emergency departments to wards and the recent INMO figures for trolley numbers; (3) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss the initial funding announcement for the north quays project in Waterford; (4) Deputy Noel Rock - to discuss service provision on the privatised Dublin Bus routes; (5) Deputy Alan Kelly - to discuss the admission policies for patients of model two hospitals in the mid-west; (6) Deputy John Lahart - the implementation of Operation Open City all year around to tackle the year-round traffic congestion in Dublin city; (7) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister of State with responsibility for disability issues if he will reconsider the current school leavers process, with special attention being paid to the application process and the allocation of funding for the adult placement service; (8) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice and Jonathan O'Brien - the closure of post offices, as well as the provisions included in the protocol for population thresholds and distances, and the closure of Shandon Street post office in Cork city, after a reduction in funding by An Post, before the end of the year; (9) Deputies Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the closure of the Grafton Academy language school; (10) Deputies Declan Breathnach and Pat Casey - to discuss the Ice Cast road weather system used by local authorities for warnings to treat the road network; (11) Deputy Brian Stanley - the funding needed for a new building for Kolbe special school, Portlaoise, County Laois; (12) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to state if the appropriate consultation with all relevant staff and personnel of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, was undertaken prior to the formal introduction of the most recent revision to the policy on and procedures for firearms and ammunition in the NPWS; (13) Deputy John Curran - the need to address funding issues for drugs and alcohol task forces; (14) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the newly released costs associated with the JobPath scheme; (15) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss overcrowding and the use of mattresses on floors as sleeping accommodation in the State’s prisons; (16) Deputy Martin Ferris - the future of wind turbines as a source of renewable energy; (17) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the provision of a railway line from Dublin to Navan to relieve the worsening commuting problem; (18) Deputy Mick Barry - the Threshold report on evictions; (19) Deputies Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy - the protests in France regarding the cost of living and the fuel tax by the yellow vests - gilet jaunes - protest movement; (20) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to ask the Minister for Health about the withdrawal of ancillary medical services by the HSE from Milford Hospice Centre.

The matters raised by Deputies Aindrias Moynihan, Noel Rock, Alan Kelly and Dessie Ellis and Richard Boyd Barrett have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2.05 p.m. and resumed at 3.05 p.m.