Dáil debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


4:25 pm

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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I wish to 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 Colm Burke - to discuss funding for vital medical equipment for children in the Cork-Kerry region; (2) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae - to discuss snail farming; (3) Deputies David Cullinane, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Rose Conway-Walsh, Mairéad Farrell, Martin Kenny and Claire Kerrane - to discuss the trolley, waiting list and emergency department crisis in the Saolta Hospital Group; (4) Deputy Dara Calleary - to discuss the need for an enhanced package of supports for the hospitality and entertainment industry; (5) Deputy Mark Ward - to discuss the report published by the Mental Health Commission entitled Access to Mental Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System; (6) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the need for insulin pump services in the adult diabetic clinic in Portlaoise hospital; (7) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the urgent need in the community for the reopening of St. Odin’s Wood day centre for older persons; (8) Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - to discuss when primary care services and a new primary care facility will be established in Tullow, County Carlow; (9) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss the siting of wind farms on mountain sides, especially in peaty soil; (10) Deputy Ged Nash - to discuss the need for a Covid-19 testing centre and a vaccination centre to be established in Drogheda, County Louth; (11) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the proposed closure of the Owenacurra mental health centre, Midleton, County Cork; (12) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss the sale of publicly-owned forestry at Riverstick, County Cork; (13) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the mobility allowance and motorised transport grant and the Ombudsman’s report, Grounded - Unequal access for people with disabilities to personal transport schemes; (14) Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú - to discuss difficulties faced by families who need access to credit or short-term loans for Christmas or unexpected costs; (15) Deputy Matt Carthy - to discuss the implications of the transposition of EU Regulation 2019/6 regarding veterinary medicines; (16) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the need for special status for Irish-speaking residential planning permission applicants in Gaeltacht areas; (17) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to provide an additional primary school in the Castletroy area of Limerick to cater for high population growth; (18) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the shortage in places, the long waiting lists and the numbers of students with no place identified in second level schools in north Dublin; and (19) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss the possible suspension of elective work at University Hospital Limerick and when such services will be reinstated.

The matters raised by Deputies Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Dara Calleary, Colm Burke and Mark Ward have been selected for discussion.