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 Martin Kenny - to discuss Bus Éireann wheelchair accessible transport between Donegal town and Sligo; (2) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the allocation of home care hours by the HSE for persons in the CH0 8 area; (3) Deputies Seamus Healy and Mattie McGrath - to discuss the changes to municipal districts in County Tipperary and the re-establishment of borough and town councils; (4) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the urgent need for women's refuge facilities in the constituency of Cavan-Monaghan owing to an increase in the number of domestic violence incidents; (5) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss Rebuilding Ireland home loan finance for Waterford City and County Council; (6) Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - to ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide an update on a shellfish licence application for a mussel farm off Kinsale Harbour, County Cork under the name of Woodstown Bay Shellfish Limited and whether the concerns of local residents, clubs and organisations will be taken on board with regard to the scale of the mussel farm in question and the associated impact of the mussel farm; (7) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the current crisis in not-for-profit services throughout the country; (8) Deputy Michael McGrath - to ask the Minister for Health to outline the position on funding for the building of phases 2, 3 and 4 of the Cork University Hospital paediatric development, informally called Munster children's hospital; (9) Deputies Gino Kenny, Eoin Ó Broin and John Curran - to discuss the lack of up to 20 junior infants places in Rathcoole in September 2019 and the future provision of primary school capacity in Rathcoole; (10) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the future of orthopaedic facilities that have been out of commission at Merlin Park Hospital; (11) Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss the number of people who are seeking appointments to convert their driving licence from a British to an Irish one but who are not being facilitated; (12) Deputy John Brady - to seek an update on plans to establish a Jigsaw service in the Wicklow area; (13) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discuss the need for public transport improvements in north Kildare, specifically BusConnects in the Celbridge area; (14) Deputy Gerry Adams - to discuss growing public concern about drugs related intimidation in County Louth, the threat it poses to communities and the Government's response; (15) Deputies Alan Kelly and Jackie Cahill - to ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to ask An Post to review the decision to move the post office from Liberty Square to Thurles Shopping Centre; (16) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the need for greater mental health supports for third level students; (17) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - to discuss the illegal Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights and its endorsement by the United States and the decision of President Trump to recognise the Golan Heights as part of Israeli territory; (18) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the issue of two American veterans, Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers, being held in custody in Limerick Prison who are both members of US Veterans for Peace that is protesting against US military use of Shannon Airport; (19) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need to publish the Cork metropolitan area transport strategy; (20) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin, Thomas Byrne, Sean Fleming and Barry Cowen - to discuss the current situation in the provision of a new school building at St. Paul's, Monasterevin; (21) Deputies Noel Rock and Ruth Coppinger - to discuss taxpayer funding of the Football Association of Ireland being contingent on an independent examination of FAI management and finances and financial management in the FAI; (22) Deputies Pat The Cope Gallagher and Pearse Doherty - the need to discuss the future of three community hospitals in County Donegal, St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Stranorlar; Lifford Community Hospital and Ramelton Community Hospital, and to ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a timeframe for when refurbishment works are expected to commence as part of the planned upgrading of nursing units at St Joseph's Community Hospital and Ramelton Community Hospital, whether funding has been approved and allocated for these projects; if he will give details of the proposals being considered with respect to the future of services at Lifford Community Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (23) Deputies Bernard J. Durkan and Kate O'Connell - to discuss with the Minister for Finance the proposal to render homeless a couple and their children in Dublin 4 by Pepper Finance, acting as agents for Goldman Sachs, bankers, in respect of their property, including their family home, and the necessity for the Central Bank to recognise the helplessness of the family in such circumstances, given the countless representations made by two Members of the Oireachtas in offering to intervene in a helpful way which have been rejected, thereby highlighting the necessity for third party intervention before the execution of court proceedings, given that the family continue to make payments in line with their capacity to do so; (24) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the ongoing developments in relation to the proposed cannabis access programme; and (25) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss supports for small businesses that are under pressure because of Brexit and retail business migrating to the Internet.

The matters raised by Deputies Martin Kenny, O'Dowd, Ó Cuív, Healy and Mattie McGrath have been selected for discussion.