Dáil debates

Wednesday, 1 December 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 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - to discuss the implementation of updated Covid measures in schools in view of recent developments; (2) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss special needs assistant allocations; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the inability of Irish residents to access appointments to register for birth, marriage and death certificates in County Wicklow; (4) Deputy Cathal Crowe - to discuss an update on an application for a defective concrete block redress scheme made by Clare County Council; (5) Deputy Michael Creed - to discuss plans to accommodate school enrolment in September 2022 following the refusal of temporary accommodation for a secondary school in County Cork; (6) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss ramping up global delivery of Covid-19 vaccines, through the TRIPS Agreement waiver or other mechanisms, in light of the emergence of the Omicron variant; (7) Deputies Thomas Gould and Pauline Tully - to discuss the reconfiguration of children’s disability services in Cork and the delivery of services through children's disability network teams; (8) Deputy John Lahart - to discuss using the National Treatment Purchase Fund to fund child and adolescent psychological assessment needs; (9) Deputy Michael McNamara - to discuss paediatric orthopaedics at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh; (10) Deputy Pat Buckley - to discuss the lack of staff for substitute teacher positions in schools in the east County Cork area; (11) Deputy Verona Murphy - to discuss the sign-off on the flood defence scheme for Enniscorthy, County Wexford, which will protect 236 properties in the town; (12) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss steps to extend the roll-out of the Safe Routes to School programme; (13) Deputy Chris Andrews - to discuss the lack of meaningful engagement by the St. John Ambulance in an ongoing independent review into historical abuse within the organisation; (14) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss further developments with regard to the proposed closure of the Owenacurra Mental Health Centre, Midleton, County Cork; (15) Deputy Johnny Guirke - to discuss the situation arising from the ongoing severe flooding in the Boliden lead zinc mine in Navan, County Meath; (16) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the need to ensure sufficient home carers to provide all home care hours and home care packages approved; and (17) Deputy Marian Harkin - to discuss the unacceptable working conditions at Sligo University Hospital.

The matters raised by Deputies Ó Ríordáin, Christopher O'Sullivan, Creed and Guirke have been selected for discussion.