Dáil debates

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


4:05 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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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) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the confiscation of cannabidiol, CBD, products by customs officials; (2) Deputies Thomas Pringle, Pat The Cope Gallagher, Pearse Doherty and Martin Ferris - the need to discuss territorial disputes over fishing rights regarding Rockall; (3) Deputy Gerry Adams - to ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on the ECRI report on Ireland published last week which criticises Government policy failures in respect of Traveller accommodation, anti-racism laws and hate crime; (4) Deputies Denis Naughten, Mary Butler and Bobby Aylward - the need for the Minister for Health to ensure that there is a reversal of the HSE decision to suspend the allocation of home help hours to those in need of support as a result of an increase in their home care needs and to fund a new nationally negotiated contract for health care support assistants; (5) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the implications for competition distortion and workers conditions arising from the issuing of a permit for Ethiopian Airlines to operate under 5th freedom between Dublin and Madrid; (6) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the urgent need to review the application process and decision timeframes for applications for overnight respite services in Kilkenny; (7) Deputy Marc MacSharry - the need to address serious concerns within the Irish Prison Service; (8) Deputy Jackie Cahill - whether the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine will address the lack of flexibility in the appeals process following the changes to the area of natural constraints scheme; (9) Deputy Dara Calleary - the cancellation of agency contracts and curtailment of other contracts at Belmullet District Hospital in County Mayo and the serious impact of these cancellations on bed numbers and other services at the hospital; (10) Deputy Dessie Ellis - the reasoning behind Ballymun being declared a litter blackspot; (11) Deputy Joan Burton - to ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he is aware of the deteriorating quality of Dublin's air, his plans to address same and if he will make a statement on the matter; (12) Deputy Mattie McGrath - the urgent need to extend the occupancy level of the Glenville Crisis House in Clonmel; (13) Deputy Charlie McConalogue - to discuss with the Minister for Health the need for capital funding for the development of St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Stranorlar, Ramelton Community Hospital and Lifford Community Hospital to ensure they meet HIQA standards as well as retaining and expanding existing bed numbers in County Donegal; (14) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss progress of the new three-school campus of Carrigtwohill community school; (15) Deputy Eamon Scanlon - to discuss flooding and flood water protection measures in Sligo; (16) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the outsourcing of smear tests by CervicalCheck; (17) Deputy Micheál Martin - to discuss the status of phases 2 and 3 of the proposed paediatric development at Cork University Hospital; (18) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the recent death of a person at a Galway direct provision centre; (19) Deputy Mick Wallace - to discuss air quality in Enniscorthy and the possible extension of the smoky coal ban; (20) Deputy Martin Kenny - tourism funding for the north west and Border regions; and (21) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to ask the Minister for Health if he is aware that 1,102 people lay on trolleys in University Hospital Limerick last month and what action is he taking to address this severe overcrowding.

The matters raised by Deputies Gino Kenny, Micheáil Martin, Dessie Ellis and Marc MacSharry have been selected for discussion.