Dáil debates

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


8:50 pm

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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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 Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss why applications for the Covid restrictions support scheme, CRSS, are not being assessed on the original guidelines in place at the time of application, which will disqualify many applicants who were eligible under the original guidelines; (2) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss extending the exemption to the equivalent levels of other sports under Sport Ireland, such as basketball, hockey and athletics, in view of the decision to allow the FAI underage national leagues to recommence; (3) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss concerns raised in regard to fire safety at Camphill Dunshane Community, Naas, County Kildare, and the need to ensure residents are not evicted; (4) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the provision of a permanent school building for Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together National School; (5) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the safety needs of children attending school in Maynooth, County Kildare; (6) Deputy Joe Flaherty - to discuss giving Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, DEIS, status to Lanesborough Primary School in County Longford and Cloontuskert National School in County Roscommon; (7) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the decision-making power of schools regarding their own opening and closing in the context of Covid-19, with reference to Claremorris National School; and (8) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the announced closure of Viatris and the potential loss of 400 jobs.

The matters raised by Deputies Ó Cuív, Andrews, Ó Ríordáin and Murnane O'Connor have been selected for discussion.