Dáil debates

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


4:10 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (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 Louise O'Reilly - to discuss the need to provide a statutory entitlement to domestic violence paid leave; (2) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss cases in which planning permission for housing is granted with childcare facilities included but the facilities are not built; (3) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the serious breach of international law involving the hijacking of a Ryanair passenger plane travelling between two EU cities; (4) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss the imminent closure of Hesed House, an integral counselling and psychotherapy service for young people and their families in Inchicore; (5) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the reopening of pubs and the hospitality sector; (6) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss existing online capacity for driver theory tests for all vehicle categories to address urgently the backlog of 100,000 driver theory tests; (7) Deputy Ciarán Cannon - to establish a dedicated portal for the submission of video evidence of close passing of cyclists by motorists; (8) Deputy Catherine Connolly - to discuss the serious problems for the local community in Galway city as a result of the organised but uncontrolled weekly "Salthill Sundays" event; (9) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss regeneration of social housing and flat complexes, given the finding of the European Committee of Social Rights of breaches of the Social Charter by the Irish State; (10) Deputy Paul McAuliffe - to discuss the reopening of day care centres; (11) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss a review of the disabled drivers scheme and primary medical certificate qualification assessment criteria; (12) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the length of time people are waiting for decisions on social welfare appeals; (13) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the issues that led to a large flotilla of trawlers gathering in Cork Harbour and the subsequent demonstration by fishermen; and (14) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the development of Cavan Institute as a hub for further education and training.

The matters raised by Deputies O'Reilly, Cronin, Durkan and Joan Collinshave been selected for discussion.