Dáil debates

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters


9:40 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 37A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss the recent closure of the Wicklow town citizens information centre in County Wicklow; (2) Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív - to discuss the publication of the matrix-algorithms used to determine eligibility for the amended DEIS programme; (3) Deputies Michael Ring, Louise O'Reilly, Dara Calleary, Rose Conway-Walsh and Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss Government supports to employees and subcontractors affected by (details supplied) going into receivership; (4) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - to discuss implementation of recommendations from the interim report on mortality in the single homeless population 2020; (5) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss steps to ensure completion of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen road in Limerick; (6) Deputy Pauline Tully - to discuss the High Court ruling dated 11 March 2022 in CTM and JA v. HSE regarding assessment of need (7) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss the lack of domestic violence refuge accommodation provision in counties Laois and Offaly; (8) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss the threat posed by rising sea levels and the national coastal change management strategy steering group; (9) Deputy Kieran O'Donnell - to discuss plans to ensure the full construction of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen distributor road in Limerick city; (10) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss the potential for development of offshore wind power, with particular reference to floating wind power; (11) Deputy Dessie Ellis - to discuss the operation of management companies on private estates; (12) Deputy Marc MacSharry - to discuss empowering and resourcing the post office network to check and validate passports similar to the approach in Northern Ireland; (13) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss escalating farming input costs, such as fertiliser and ration; (14) Deputy Martin Browne - to discuss the comprehensive assessment of needs for children with disabilities as required under the provisions of the Disability Act 2005; (15) Deputy Réada Cronin - to discuss access to childcare in north Kildare; and (16) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss a temporary ferry service to replace the Dursey Island cable car.

The matters raised by Deputies Éamon Ó Cuív, David Stanton, Marc MacSharryand Michael Ring, Louise O'Reilly, Dara Calleary, Rose Conway-Walsh and Maurice Quinlivanhave been selected for discussion.

The first issue by Deputy Ó Cuív which is to discuss the publication of the matrix and the algorithms used to determine eligibility for the amended DEIS programme. That is a fascinating topic and the Minister for Education, Deputy Foley, is here to deal with it.