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 Joan Collins - to discuss the delay in proceeding with the implementation of the Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018; (2) Deputies Michael Fitzmaurice and Mattie McGrath - the implications for Ireland as a signatory to the UN migration pact; (3) Deputy Brendan Smith - the need to provide additional respite services for persons with disabilities in counties Cavan and Monaghan; (4) Deputies Catherine Connolly and Éamon Ó Cuív - to address the imminent closure of Galway Autism Partnership due to a lack of financial support from the HSE; (5) Deputy Pat Deering - to discuss the availability of orphan drugs; (6) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the provision of home support in Fingal; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to address the funding deficit for drugs and alcohol task forces and the pay structures of staff; (8) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss overcrowding and the use of mattresses on floors as sleeping accommodation in the State’s prisons; (9) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Finance to outline what steps he is taking to address huge car insurance costs that Irish citizens returning home from abroad are facing; (10) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss mental health supports for Defence Forces personnel given recent suicides among ranks; (11) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - the need to make it safer for people getting on and off the N22 between Macroom and Ballincollig; and (12) Deputy John Brady - to discuss the newly released costs associated with the JobPath scheme.

The matters raised by Deputies Joan Collins, Michael Fitzmaurice and Mattie McGrath, Brendan Smith and Pat Deering have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 4.35 p.m. and resumed at 5.35 p.m.