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 Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - streamlining the process to seek a refund of phlebotomy charges incorrectly incurred by medical card patients; (2) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - a new training programme for gardai to protect vulnerable road users and establish a dedicated online portal for the submission of video evidence of potential violations of road traffic legislation; (3) Deputy Steven Matthews - to conduct a review of existing mental health services in County Wicklow; (4) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - an update on the plans for St Gabriel’s Special School in Bishopstown; (5) Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - to discuss the Government approach to upcoming EU negotiations on fishing quotas and the need to protect the Irish fishing industry post-Brexit; (6) Deputies Jim O'Callaghan and Chris Andrews - to discuss permitting children to recommence playing sport outdoors; (7) Deputies Ged Nash, Imelda Munster, Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the need for funding for the Drogheda Northern Port access route; (8) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the appointment of additional inspectors to the Workplace Relations Commission; (9) Deputy Willie O'Dea - to discuss increasing the basic rate under the wage subsidy scheme; (10) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to ask the Minister to urgently implement the key recommendations of the Hennessy report and introduce a co-financed funding scheme (industry and State) as outlined to support the poultry sector in Cavan Monaghan; (11) Deputies Paul Murphy, John Lahart, Seán Crowe and Francis Noel Duffy - to discuss the response to open drug dealing and drug-related intimidation in Dublin South West; (12) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for the opening of the Group Home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (13) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the urgent need to tackle gorse fires in the Wicklow mountains and our national parks; (14) Deputies Carol Nolan, Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins - to discuss the financial impact on the Agri-Merchant sector of upcoming EU regulations governing the prescribing of certain veterinary medicines; (15) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the increasing concerns identified in second level schools in North Dublin for the new school year in September 2021; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss issues at a vacant apartment complex located at Prospect Hill, Finglas; (17) Deputies Neale Richmond and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss issues concerning operations of the Passport Office; (18) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss water and sewerage capacity issues highlighted by Irish Water in the Midleton area of Cork; (19) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the pending job losses at Rehab Logistics Facility at Raheen, Limerick; (20) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the shortage of places in second level schools in the East Cork area for the 2021/2022 academic year; (21) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to recommence the assessments on primary medical certificate applications; (22) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the recent announcement of compulsory redundancies in OCS at Cork Airport; (23) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the continued closure of SouthDoc Blackpool, Cork; and (24) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss supports and public awareness programmes in place to address the consequences of Covid-19 on mental health in the aftermath of the public health emergency.

The matters raised by Deputies Jennifer Murnane O'Connor; Paul Murphy, John Lahart, Seán Crowe and Francis Noel Duffy; David Stanton; and Jennifer Whitmore have been selected for discussion.