Dáil debates

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


10:55 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss funding for the new building for the Holy Angels School for Children with Special Needs in Carlow; (2) Deputy David Cullinane - to discuss project funding for the iconic North Quays Project in Waterford through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund; (3) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need to address insurance issues for SNAs hoping to provide July provision in the home; (4) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss a proposal to issue a card-pass to those suffering from respiratory conditions or mental health issues to exempt them from wearing face masks; (5) Deputy Pa Daly - to discuss the crisis within the tourism industry; (6) Deputies Violet-Anne Wynne, Martin Browne and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the future of Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage to ensure their continued viability; (7) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the lack of autism spectrum places in Dublin North West; (8) Deputy James O'Connor - to discuss the M20 road project and road safety, connectivity and balanced regional development; (9) Deputy Sean Sherlock - when the resumption of day and residential services for the disability service will take place; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for greater provision of adult disability services at this time; (11) Deputy Patrick Costello - to discuss the recent European Court judgment on the EU-US privacy shield and implications for Ireland's data protection regime; (12) Deputy John McGuinness - if the Department of Justice and Equality will provide an update on various inquiries within its remit; (13) Deputy Neale Richmond - to discuss the need for a new EU jobs strategy to address the falling Irish presence in the EU institutions; (14) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the reopening of adult day services for people with disabilities and the reason no dates have issued to residents or their families; (15) Deputy Emer Higgins - to discuss increasing the number of sporting and cultural events of importance to be broadcast free; (16) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the possible postponement of the PSO levy on businesses in light of Covid-19; (17) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to discuss the environmental risks posed by unsewered rural villages; (18) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss plans to increase funding from Pobal in order to pay the national minimum wage; (19) Deputies Darren O'Rourke and Dessie Ellis - to discuss a range of issues threatening the future of the taxi industry; (20) Deputy Denis Naughten - to discuss the facilitation of an ASD class at St. Teresa’s school, Ballinasloe; (21) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the commencement of the Act to deal with minimum pricing of alcohol; (22) Deputy Sorca Clarke - to discuss the provision of adult day care services; (23) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the crisis in funding for Galway City Council; (24) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the closure of Mount Cara House in Blackpool, Cork; (25) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss the decision of the Low Pay Commission to defer making a recommendation to Government regarding the minimum wage for 2021; (26) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss ongoing issues at wastewater treatment plants in west Cork; (27) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss the employment of the 160 specialist registrars who have recently completed training as full-time consultants; (28) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the report from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council with regard to the sustainability of the current pension age; (29) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the impact of insurance on the community sector; (30) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss the memorandum of understanding with the Football Association of Ireland; (31) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the planned erection of a barrier at Keelbeg Pier, Union Hall, Cork; (32) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the proposed construction of 2,000 homes in Waterrock, in east Cork; and (33) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the possibility of the renovation of currently uninhabitable existing houses in both urban and rural areas to assist with providing more houses.

The matters raised by Deputies Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Patrick Costello, Neale Richmond and Holly Cairns have been selected for discussion.