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 John Curran - to discuss the funding of the local and regional drug and alcohol task forces; (2) Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly - to discuss funding for the deaf community; (3) Deputy Seán Crowe - to discuss the growing waiting list for speech and language supports for children in Dublin South-West; (4) Deputy Brendan Ryan - to discuss provision of permanent accommodation for St. Michael's House special school in Skerries; (5) Deputy Paul Murphy - to discuss the recent dispute in the ambulance service; and (6) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the VAT on food supplements, including vitamins and minerals.

The matters raised by Deputies Curran, Ó Caoláin, Wallace and Clare Daly, Crowe and Brendan Ryan have been selected for discussion.