Dáil debates

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


5:05 pm

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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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) Deputies Gino Kenny and Richard Boyd Barrett - to discuss the planned VAT increase on food supplements, including vitamins; (2) Deputies Paul Murphy and Bríd Smith - to discuss the recent dispute in the ambulance service; (3) Deputy Niall Collins - to ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to discuss the deteriorating conditions and political crisis in Venezuela, and if he will make a statement on the matter; (4) Deputy John Brassil - the need for the Minister for Health to address concerns about the implementation of the falsified medicines directive; (5) Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan - the proposed closure of the health centre in East Wall, Dublin 3; (6) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - the insurance industry killing Irish business; (7) Deputy James Browne - the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to explain the reasons for revising the decision of the local electoral area boundary committee report concerning Wexford; (8) Deputy Catherine Connolly - the ongoing closure since 4 September 2017 of orthopaedic facilities at Merlin Park hospital, Galway, and the consequent implications for 1,500 patients awaiting surgery; (9) Deputies Alan Farrell and Noel Rock - to discuss separating the MetroLink project into north and south phases; (10) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher - to discuss Irish fisheries concerns for access rights to UK fishing grounds and territorial waters post-29 March 2019; (11) Deputy Seán Haughey - the provision of a new emergency department and cystic fibrosis unit at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9; (12) Deputy Thomas Byrne - the need to address ongoing issues regarding the payment of salaries to teachers; (13) Deputies Louise O'Reilly and Seán Crowe - to ask the Minister for Health to discuss the provision of respite care and home care packages; (14) Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe - a critical breach of Fermoy Weir, on the River Blackwater, Fermoy, County Cork, funding being urgently required; (15) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin and Sean Fleming - funding for Rath school, Ballybrittas, County Laois; (16) Deputy Joan Collins - the emergency plans in place to respond to the weather forecast for the next few days of below-zero temperatures and expected ice and snow for rough sleepers, and the number of emergency beds in place to accommodate rough sleepers; (17) Deputies Clare Daly and Mick Wallace - to discuss the crisis in Venezuela and the need for Ireland to reject the coup attempt and statements by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini concerning Venezuela that indicated the EU as a whole could recognise Juan Guaidó if steps towards new elections were not taken "over the next days"; and (18) Deputies Seamus Healy, Jackie Cahill and Mattie McGrath - to discuss funding for the new 40-bed modular unit at South Tipperary General Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Gino Kenny and Richard Boyd Barrett; Deputies Paul Murphy and Bríd Smith; Deputies Seamus Healy, Jackie Cahill and Mattie McGrath; and Deputies Alan Farrell and Noel Rock have been selected for discussion.