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 Kevin O'Keeffe - to discuss provision of a school bus from the St. Joseph's Road, Mallow catchment area for children attending Gaelscoil Thomáis Dáibhís; (2) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss the Waterford home care support waiting list; (3) Deputy James Browne - to discuss the County Wexford waiting list for home help hours; (4) Deputies Gino Kenny and Brian Stanley - to discuss the ongoing school secretaries' industrial action; (5) Deputies John Lahart and Seán Crowe - to discuss the destruction of wetlands at Sean Walsh Memorial Park in Tallaght; (6) Deputies Jan O'Sullivan and Michael Harty - to discuss the continuing trolley and bed crisis at University Hospital Limerick; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss proposed developments at the site of the Church of the Annunciation in Finglas; (8) Deputies Frank O'Rourke and Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss waiting times for children accessing a HSE assessment of need and the subsequent services and supports; (9) Deputy Martin Ferris - to discuss numbers on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry; (10) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss the bus capacity for students of St. Hugh's national school, Dowra, County Leitrim; (11) Deputy Thomas Byrne - to discuss the role of the subject of history in the new junior cycle framework; (12) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss delays in providing a home help package for an individual in County Donegal; (13) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss the protest in Clonmel against the absence of residential psychiatric beds in Tipperary; (14) Deputy Gerry Adams - to discuss the increase in drug-related crime in County Louth; (15) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's report on air quality in Ireland; (16) Deputy John McGuinness - to discuss funding the SOS Kilkenny intellectual disability service provider and respite services for its clients at Callan Road, Kilkenny; (17) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - to discuss the inadequate bus and public transport system in County Meath; (18) Deputy Jackie Cahill - the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to address the crisis in granting licences for planting, thinning and felling of forestry and its impact on gross underachievement with respect to our climate change targets; and (19) Deputy Joan Burton - to ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the serious defects in St. Patrick's national school, Diswellstown, arising from pyrite and other issues, his plans to assist the school with its programme of urgent remedial works to cater for the existing school population and the expanding desire for school places in the area.

The matters raised by Deputies Kevin O'Keeffe, Gino Kenny and Brian Stanley, Jan O'Sullivan and Michael Harty and John Lahart and Seán Crowe have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 1.25 p.m. and resumed at 2.25 p.m.