Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


9:12 am

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 John Lahart - to discuss with the Minister for Rural and Community Development the ongoing controversy surrounding the charity Bóthar; (2) Deputy Sean Sherlock - to discuss the need to include a waste waiver for individuals or families with disabilities in the waste action plan for a circular economy; (3) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to discuss establishing a dedicated online portal to submit evidence of close passing of cyclists to An Garda Síochána; (4) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the current difficulties in accessing the dental treatment services scheme; (5) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the delays in processing primary medical certificate applications; (6) Deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Rose Conway-Walsh - to discuss amending the defective concrete blocks grant scheme in Mayo and Donegal from 90% funded to a fully funded scheme; (7) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss concerns regarding a "Do not consume" water notice in Barndarrig, County Wicklow; (8) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss the review of the relationships and sexuality education curriculum in primary and secondary schools announced in 2018; (9) Deputy Aindrias Moynihan - to discuss the ongoing backlog of driver tests and driver theory tests; (10) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss a review of the school transport schemes; (11) Deputy Thomas Gould - to discuss the lack of full-time vacant homes officers across the State; (12) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the threatened job losses in Baldoyle, which had notification of planned closure of two pharmaceutical plants; and (13) Deputies Paul Murphy and Bríd Smith - to discuss the issue of provision of hot school meals in schools.

The matters raised by Deputies John Lahart, Sean Sherlock, Paul Murphy and Bríd Smith, and Thomas Gould have been selected for discussion.