Dáil debates

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


2:10 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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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) Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Gary Gannon and Pauline Tully - to discuss accreditation for the national training programme for special needs assistants; (2) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss establishing a Garda training programme to protect vulnerable road users; (3) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss plans to streamline the process to refund medical card patients for incorrect phlebotomy charges; (4) Deputy Patrick Costello - to discuss the amalgamation of St. Dominic's College, St. John's College and Caritas College in Ballyfermot; (5) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss concerns regarding the integrity of certain heritage sites in west Wicklow; (6) Deputies David Cullinane and Brian Stanley - to discuss the closure of 103 Bank of Ireland branches; (7) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss the site for a new elective hospital in Cork and consultation with Cork's voluntary hospitals; (8) Deputy Steven Matthews - to discuss a review of existing mental health services in County Wicklow; (9) Deputy Catherine Connolly - plé maidir le fadhb leanúnach le soláthar uisce i dTír an Fhia, Ceantar na nOileán; (10) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan, Michael Collins, Richard O'Donoghue, Michael Healy Rae and Danny Healy Rae - to discuss the need to open places of worship to limited numbers of people, especially for Easter; (11) Deputies Rose Conway-Walsh and Pauline Tully - to discuss the loss of disability payments as a result of people taking up PhD and other scholarships; (12) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss the disabled driver and passenger scheme; (13) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss a review of the classification of school clothing and school supplies under the Living with Covid plan; (14) Deputy Duncan Smith - to discuss a clear and accessible process to assist families with identification of unidentified remains; (15) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss challenges faced by businesses in accessing funding from banks and Microfinance Ireland; (16) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss 58 vacant properties at a Prospect Hill, Finglas apartment complex; (17) Deputies Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Neale Richmond - to discuss exceptional needs payments for families with additional rental bills due to shutdown of home renovations; (18) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss replacement of persons on the Skibbereen CE scheme during Covid restrictions; (19) Deputies Kathleen Funchion and Chris Andrews - to discuss mental health supports, including supports during and after the public health emergency; (20) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the continued closure of Southdoc Blackpool and Listowel; (21) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss delays in reimbursement to patients with ministerial licences for medical cannabis; (22) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to reduce the current backlog of driving test applications; (23) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the impact of the closure of 103 Bank of Ireland branches on rural communities; (24) Deputy Claire Kerrane - to discuss the issue of people losing disability payments due to taking up PhD and other academic scholarships; and (25) Deputy Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the CAMHS service in north County Dublin.

The matters raised by Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Gary Gannon and Pauline Tully; Jennifer Carroll MacNeill and Neale Richmond; Holly Cairns; and Duncan Smith have been selected for discussion.