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 Clare Daly - to discuss the ongoing issues in relation to the refurbishment and extension to St. Finian’s community college bearing in mind ongoing health and safety issues in the school; (2) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the need for the Minister for Health to ensure a proper supply chain for the provision of incontinence pads to adults living in the community healthcare west region in view of recent events where the supply chain failed; (3) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the need to address the issue of infill housing particularly in Ballymun and Finglas; (4) Deputy David Cullinane - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills to update the house on the delivery of a technological university for the south east and the current and capital funding necessary to deliver a university of international standing in the region; (5) Deputy John Curran - delays in the delivery of much needed extension work at Lucan Community College; (6) Deputy Sean Sherlock - the need to ensure remediation works on Haulbowline Island, County Cork are completed; (7) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - unresolved and unacceptable issues with illness benefit; (8) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the need for a basic minimum standard of supports and community services for people with dementia; (9) Deputy Joan Burton - to ask the Minister for Health if he will comment on the growing concern about the potential loss of deaf employment as a consequence of potential funding shortages for deaf societies; (10) Deputy Declan Breathnach - reports that Newry is being considered as a possible location to store the UK’s nuclear refuse and what steps the Minister is considering to ensure that this is not allowed to happen; (11) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss the availability of Baldonnell Aerodrome to emergency aircraft; (12) Deputy Brian Stanley – to ask the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to discuss the rising costs of rents across Laois and Offaly; (13) Deputy Noel Rock - the delay of the proposed plastic bottle deposit and return scheme; (14) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - the destructive impact that the proposed BusConnects project will have on the urban villages of Rathgar and Terenure, Dublin 6; (15) Deputy John Brassil - to ask the Minister for Health, given that a young adult is still at home having graduated Nano Nagle school (Listowel, County Kerry Roll No: 19509T) in June 2018 but there is no adult day service allocated as of yet to the person and as the school is still waiting for the nursing support to be extended by five hours per week to cover school hours, what provisions are in place to ensure that all of our ten graduates will start their adult day service in September 2019, will the Minister consider multi-annual investment funding being introduced for special schools and if the issue around the hours and contract for nursing support can be resolved as a matter of urgency given that the school has students with life-limiting conditions and high dependency; (16) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the decision to relocate a company currently employing over 100 persons from an Údarás na Gaeltachta site in Tulach, Inverin, to the eastside of Galway city with the assistance of IDA Ireland; (17) Deputy Peadar Tóibín – to discuss the fact that the insurance industry is killing Irish business; (18) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the closure of Clogheen post office in County Tipperary; (19) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett – the trial of Catalan independence leaders; (20) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss alleged criminality within NAMA; (21) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - to discuss the need for additional Garda resources in Milford Garda district, County Donegal; and (22) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for the Tánaiste to intervene in an issue (details supplied).

The matters raised by Deputies Clare Daly, David Cullinane, Sean Sherlock and Charlie McConalogue have been selected for discussion.