Dáil debates

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Topical Issue Matters


1:45 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle) | Oireachtas source

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the measures being taken to address and combat elder abuse; (2) Deputy Peter Burke - the greenway in counties Longford and Westmeath; (3) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - transport in Kildare North; (4) Deputy John Lahart - to ask the Minister for Health to make a statement on tonsillectomy waiting times at Tallaght Hospital; (5) Deputy Jackie Cahill - the crisis in beef prices, with a reported warning of a "catastrophic collapse in demand"; (6) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - the exclusion of persons on the JobPath programme from the Tús work placement initiative, the community employment scheme and the community services programme; (7) Deputy James Browne - the unemployment crisis in the south east; (8) Deputy David Cullinane - the Central Statistics Office's quarterly national household survey, quarter 1 2016, which shows the rate of unemployment in the south east at 12.5%; (9) Deputies Alan Farrell and Joan Burton - water quality on beaches in north County Dublin, specifically in Rush; (10) Deputy John Brassil - funding for a nurse at Nano Nagle school in Listowel, County Kerry; (11) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick - the meeting of the North South Ministerial Council on 10 June on the Narrow Water Bridge project; (12) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - concerns about insufficient capacity within the early education sector and the forthcoming changes in the regulations; (13) Deputy Dara Calleary - cleaning of the River Deel at Crossmolina, County Mayo; (14) Deputy Lisa Chambers - the inordinate delays children and families face in accessing autism spectrum disorder and early intervention services in County Mayo; (15) Deputies John Curran, Bríd Smith, Dessie Ellis, Paul Murphy and Fergus O'Dowd - a review of the pay by weight scheme which is due to be introduced from 1 July; (16) Deputy Imelda Munster - the release of funds for a seven classroom extension at Scoil Naomh Feichín in Termonfeckin, County Louth; (17) Deputy Pearse Doherty - the publication of the statistics on the use of the leeway permissible under the Central Bank's mortgage rules related to loan-to-value and loan-to-income conditions by banks in which the State has a share; (18) Deputy Alan Kelly - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline how successful Fáilte Ireland's Lough Derg strategy has been, how much funding has been allocated to date for the strategy and in what timeframe the remaining required funds of the proposed €10.5 million strategy will be allocated; (19) Deputies Brendan Griffin and Danny Healy-Rae - the concerns of parents about possible side effects of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, and to determine whether the Minister for Health will address the concerns of parents whose children, they believe, developed adverse side effects from the HPV vaccine; (20) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need for the Minister for Education and Skills to urgently discuss the review of school bus services which is being carried out and implemented despite the Department publicly stating this would not happen until next year; (21) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - the need for the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government to address the exclusion of social welfare dependent persons from the incremental tenant purchase scheme for local authority housing; (22) Deputy Ruth Coppinger - the publication today of the Women's Aid impact report 2015 and the need to tackle domestic abuse and support victims; (23) Deputy Clare Daly - the overcrowding in the Dóchas Centre; (24) Deputy Billy Kelleher - to ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to prioritise funding for a new north ring road in Cork as a key infrastructural project for the economic and social development of the north side of Cork; (25) Deputy Michael Harty - the need for the Minister for Health to address the concerns about the recent curtailment of the provision of home health hours and home care packages as a cost containment measure, given that this reduction in community support will lead to increased costs elsewhere in the health service owing to increased hospital admissions and nursing home placements under the fair deal scheme; (26) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to ask the Minister for Social Protection whether officials from his Department will meet the 200 plus staff in the McCormacks Garages group in counties Cavan, Leitrim and Sligo which went into receivership on Monday to brief them on their entitlements and ensure they receive the best possible package available to them and what his Department will do to ensure these workers avail of the upskilling they need to help them to obtain future employment; (27) Deputy Mick Barry - the lack of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses - a multidisciplinary team - at Cara junior school in Cork; (28) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - the need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss progress in reauthorising at EU level the glyphosate licence; (29) Deputy Michael McGrath - to ask the Minister for Finance the steps his Department is taking to prepare for the economic implications for Ireland in the event of a possible Brexit vote on 23 June and if he will make a statement on the matter; and (30) Deputy Thomas P. Broughan - the urgent need for the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government to intervene in the decision to terminate the Trinity Adult Resource Group for Education and Training, TARGET, licence to operate in St. Kevin's school, Donaghmede, given the vital and broad range of services being provided by the outstanding TARGET community centre for thousands of homes in Donaghmede parish.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, Alan Farrell and Joan Burton, Peter Burke and Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire have been selected for discussion.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.