Dáil debates

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


2:10 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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Gino Kenny - to discuss the Government's response to the demolition of a Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley by the Israeli military; (2) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the extension of the defective concrete block scheme to County Clare; (3) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss bus capacity in Dublin during level 5 restrictions; (4) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss a special dispensation to schools to retain their teaching posts in light of the Covid-19 pandemic; (5) Deputy Seán Canney - to discuss how the issue of the undocumented Irish in America can be resolved in light of the President-elect's knowledge of Irish-American relations; (6) Deputies Marc MacSharry and Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to ensure student nurses are paid for their work in hospital settings; (7) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the need for adequate personal protective equipment to be provided to special needs assistants; (8) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the impact of court findings on sprat trawling in Galway Bay; (9) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the process for identifying elite athletes as it relates to professional athletes who have no link to Sports Ireland; (10) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss current changes to South East Community Healthcare home support packages; (11) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the significant increase in people seeking domestic violence support; (12) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the effects of Covid-19 restrictions on school transport services in east Cork; (13) Deputies Marc Ó Cathasaigh and Ruairí Ó Murchú - to address matters relating to the shortage and delay of the flu vaccine and the estimated timeframe for when doses will be distributed; (14) Deputy Mattie McGrath - to discuss a review of the levels of on-campus activity in our third level institutions and levels of fees and accommodation charges applied; (15) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the emerging school place capacity crisis in Greystones district; (16) Deputy Kathleen Funchion - to discuss the driving test backlog in Carlow and Kilkenny; (17) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss the timeframe for the building of new schools in Blanchardstown and Pelletstown; (18) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to discuss plans to upgrade substandard public water and sewerage infrastructure in County Clare; (19) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - the need to discuss the shortage of secondary school places in Swords, County Dublin; and (20) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the need to end the continued neglect of Cork city's northside.

The matters raised by Deputy Gino Kenny, Deputies Marc MacSharry and Sean Sherlock, Deputies Marc Ó Cathasaign and Ruairí Ó Murchú and Deputy Kathleen Funchion have been selected for discussion.

Sitting suspended at 2.10 p.m. and resumed at 3.15 p.m.