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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - an update on a new special school in Cork and progress in identifying a suitable building or site; (2) Deputy Alan Farrell - the need for increased supports for the Irish aviation industry; (3) Deputy James Lawless - the availability and roll-out schedule for broadband in rural Kildare; (4) Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh - Ireland's progress in implementing the sustainable development goals across Departments; (5) Deputy Michael McNamara - the disabled drivers' and passengers' scheme; (6) Deputies Fergus O'Dowd, Ged Nash, Dara Calleary and Kieran O'Donnell - the location of mass Covid-19 vaccination centres; (7) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - ministerial consent for construction of the Arklow wastewater treatment plant to proceed; (8) Deputy Colm Burke - the identification of a site for an elective hospital in Cork and the level of consultation with the two voluntary hospitals in Cork city; (9) Deputy Catherine Murphy - the proposed relocation of Horse Sport Ireland to a new site at Greenogue in Dublin; (10) Deputy Niamh Smyth - extending the lifetime of the mother and baby homes commission beyond 28 February; (11) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the ongoing challenges facing third level students due to their student accommodation costs; (12) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - progress on obtaining legal aid for the Stardust inquests; (13) Deputy Neale Richmond - the need for clarity regarding the classification of essential construction at level 5 restrictions; (14) Deputy Verona Murphy - the reason the current HSE allowances for wigs and hairpieces differ depending on location in Ireland; (15) Deputy Pat Buckley - coastal erosion at Pilmore Cottages in Youghal, County Cork; (16) Deputy Jim O'Callaghan - the recent statement by the Ombudsman for Children that children have been failed by adults and the system during the pandemic; (17) Deputy Chris Andrews - the closure of the section 37A process for autism spectrum disorder in south Dublin; (18) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - the Minister for Health's plans to streamline the process of seeking a refund of phlebotomy charges incorrectly incurred by medical card patients; (19) Deputy Brian Stanley - improved access for children to psychological assessments, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy in Laois and Offaly; (20) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - issues with the Bandon water main and sewer network upgrade; (21) Deputy Sorca Clarke - the pollution of our inland waterways system; (22) Deputy Gino Kenny - recent attacks on Deliveroo workers in Dublin city centre and the community response; (23) Deputy Holly Cairns - the situation in Ashbourne House direct provision centre in Cork, where residents are refusing meals provided in protest at food suitability and standards; (24) Deputy Matt Carthy - current funding plans for the opening of the group home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (25) Deputy Thomas Gould - the continued closure of SouthDoc in Blackpool and Listowel; (26) Deputy Bríd Smith - the campaign for a people's vaccine to increase vaccine supply and access in the developing world; and (27) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the CAMHS service in north county Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Pádraig O'Sullivan, Catherine Murphy, Niamh Smyth and Sorca Clarke have been selected for discussion.