Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


3:10 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 27A and the name of the member in each case: (1) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss the delayed appointment of staff in Drogheda town to work on the national development plan; (2) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss extending the period of the commercial rates waiver for all businesses affected by Covid-19; (3) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss how agreement can be reached between the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Dublin City Council regarding the Irish Glass Bottle site, Ringsend; (4) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the delays in processing applications for the housing aid for older people scheme; (5) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the terms, conditions and pension rights of school secretaries; (6) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the issue of horticultural peat harvesting; (7) Deputy Michael Moynihan - to discuss the provision of high-speed broadband throughout north Cork; (8) Deputy Carol Nolan - the need to prioritise the introduction of reforms to the nursing home support scheme, also known as fair deal; (9) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to ask the Minister for Health if his department has been made aware that non-essential HSE staff have been told they are not allowed to work from home; if this is contrary to regulation advice from NPHET; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (10) Deputies Ruairí Ó Murchú, Mairéad Farrell - following on from budget 2021 and the issue of the warehousing of debt for businesses, the need to discuss an anomaly in this system which would unfairly punish small self-employed traders; and (11) Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Maurice Quinlivan, Pat Buckley, Joe Carey, Thomas Gould, Kieran O'Donnell, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire and Violet-Anne Wynne - the decision by Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases.

The matters raised by Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Maurice Quinlivan, Pat Buckley, Joe Carey, Thomas Gould, Kieran O'Donnell, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, and Violet-Anne Wynne; Michael Moynihan; and Jackie Cahill have been selected for discussion.