Thursday, 29 April 2021
Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters
Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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 Neasa Hourigan - to discuss steps taken to prevent illegal evictions; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss plans for St. Gabriel’s Special School in Bishopstown; (3) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the disparity in class size to teacher ratios between junior and senior primary schools; (4) Deputies Patrick Costello and Joan Collins - to discuss joint applications for hot meal schemes; (5) Deputies David Cullinane, Matt Shanahan and Marc Ó Cathasaigh - to discuss the designation of Dunmore East as a landing port for North of Ireland and British-based fishing vessels; (6) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill and steps to protect turf-cutting for domestic use; (7) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Richard O'Donoghue, Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Healy Rae - to discuss the resumption of theory tests, driving lessons and driving tests; (8) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the development of Cavan Institute as a hub for further education and training; (9) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss updating SI 226/1993 in the context of boarding out regulations; (10) Deputies Brendan Smith and Jackie Cahill - to discuss the provision of additional capacity at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh; (11) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss ministerial approval for the Arklow wastewater treatment plant; (12) Deputies Marian Harkin and Michael Fitzmaurice - to discuss guarantees around farm payments, compensation and remediation for landowners following the Shass Mountain landslide; (13) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the increasing number of incidents of human rights abuses worldwide and the need for a co-ordinated international response; (14) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss the situation of Saplings special school in north Kildare and employment conditions of behavioural analysts; (15) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss the number of meat processors importing lamb products for sale as Irish lamb; (16) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the need to carry out a review of the school transport schemes; and (17) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for ensuring the opening of the Group Home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities.
The matters raised by Deputies Hourigan, Costello and Joan Collins, Cullinane, Shanahan and Ó Cathasaigh, and Brendan Smith and Cahill have been selected for discussion.