Dáil debates

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


6:05 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 Paul McAuliffe - to discuss supports for taxi drivers; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss the lack of water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas of Cork North-Central; (3) Deputies Fergus O'Dowd and Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss the need for a public inquiry into the Covid-related deaths at Dealgan House nursing home; (4) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the important role of local employment services and jobs clubs as part of labour activation; (5) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss unresolved water quality issues at Barndarrig, County Wicklow; (6) Deputy Bernard J. Durkan - to discuss the provision of a suitable educational place for a person (details supplied); (7) Deputy Thomas Pringle - to discuss the Brandon report and the HSE response; (8) Deputy Colm Burke - to discuss reinstating the temporary assistance payment scheme, TAPS, for nursing homes; (9) Deputy Paul Donnelly - to discuss the Danu school in Dublin 15 in regard to its move to Riversdale Community College; (10) Deputies Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan, Michael Collins and Richard O'Donoghue - the need for a full investigative financial review into the use of taxpayers' funding to An Taisce through various Departments and agencies; (11) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the local improvement scheme backlog and additional funding to clear the list; (12) Deputy Joan Collins - to discuss if mandatory hotel quarantine for UK visitors by air and sea has been considered following the announcement of the lifting of all UK restrictions on 19 July; (13) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss the growing trend of scam phone calls and need to address it; (14) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss plans for ensuring the opening of the Group Home in Carrickmacross for people with physical and sensory disabilities; (15) Deputy Joe McHugh - to discuss the difficult circumstances of a family (details supplied) due to mica in their home; (16) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the environmental implications of the granting of a licence for a salmon farm in Bantry, County Cork; (17) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss progress in efforts to reduce overcrowding and the number of people being treated on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick; (18) Deputy Jackie Cahill - to discuss the blanket ban on peat harvesting for the horticulture industry and the delay in issuing a licence for harvesting for summer 2021; and (19) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss an update on plans to review and expand the living city initiative scheme.

The matters raised by Deputies Paul McAuliffe, Fergus O'Dowd and Ruairí Ó Murchú, Joan Collins and Brendan Griffin have been selected for discussion.