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 Gino Kenny - to discuss the Government’s proposed cannabis access programme; (2) Deputy Tony McLoughlin - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the reasons why Summerhill College, Sligo, has been advised by the Department to introduce a cap on its students numbers for 2019-20 instead of allocating funding for additional accommodation; (3) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to stake steps to increase the amount of planting of native woodland by extending eligibility for the native woodland grant to lower yield classes and by other measures; (4) Deputies John Brassil, Thomas Byrne and Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss provision of meningitis vaccination in light of recent outbreaks; (5) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss the provision of capital funding for new beds at Sligo University Hospital; (6) Deputy John Lahart - to outline what steps the Minister is taking to address assaults on taxi drivers in Dublin in the context of recent experiences of taxi drivers; (7) Deputies Jan O'Sullivan, James Browne and Mattie McGrath - the need for the Minister for Health to address the concern that spiralling costs related to the National Children’s Hospital will impact other health projects; (8) Deputy Alan Kelly - to discuss the timeframe for the Royal College of Obstetricians review of cervical cancer slides; (9) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - the failure of the State to ratify the Budapest convention on cybercrime and the Lanzarote convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; (10) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the proposed extension of the final report of the mother and baby homes commission of investigation; (11) Deputy Jackie Cahill - the need for the Minister for Health to address the reduction of services for north Tipperary patients of Milford Hospice; (12) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the impact of the discontinuation of the Balyna, County Kildare, group water scheme; (13) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the SIPO findings against a Mayo councillor over zoning issues in Mayo county council; (14) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the ongoing hunger strike by over 120 Kurdish prisoners in Turkey; and (15) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss the progress of the Land Development Agency to date and an update on the position of full-time chairperson.

The matters raised by Deputies Gino Kenny, John Brassil, Thomas Byrne and Louise O'Reilly, Alan Kelly, and Bernard J. Durkan have been selected for discussion.