Dáil debates

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

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 37A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Steven Matthews – to discuss the provision of the school meals programme for newly awarded Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, DEIS, status schools for September 2022; (2) Deputy Carol Nolan - to discuss an update on the status and operational timeline for the new primary care centre in Birr, County Offaly; (3) Deputies Emer Higgins and Fergus O'Dowd - to discuss subsidising gluten-free foods for those with coeliac disease and simplifying the process of claiming tax relief on gluten-free foods; (4) Deputy Holly Cairns - to discuss with the Minister for Health the 206 people who had to travel to the UK for a termination of pregnancy in 2021; (5) Deputy Michael Creed - to ask the Minister for Education if she will urgently review the design brief in respect of a new school in County Cork given the current enrolment and projected population growth in the area and the demand for additional classroom accommodation in adjacent new primary school buildings; (6) Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the unsuitability of the new core funding model for many early educators and childcare providers; (7) Deputy Richard Bruton - to ask that the Cabinet establish a cross-government group to respond to the recent report on safeguarding adults who are vulnerable to abuse; (8) Deputy Brian Stanley - to discuss with the Minister for Health the lack of dental services for children and the current difficulties with the dental treatment services scheme in counties Laois and Offaly; (9) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill - to discuss the third national strategy announced on Tuesday, 29 June and the plans for its implementation; (10) Deputy David Stanton - to discuss with the Minister for Justice the urgent need to put in place a system to accommodate Irish students who require clearance to take up training positions on foreign-registered cruise liners as part of their training; (11) Deputy Brendan Griffin - to discuss the need for a motor tax renewal waiver; (12) Deputy Maurice Quinlivan - to discuss with the Minister for Health the HIQA report on the inspection of the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick, UHL, and ask him to outline what steps are being taken to address the concerns outlined in the report; and (13) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need to urgently address the cuts to North-East Doctor on Call, NEDOC, services in Cavan-Monaghan.

The matters raised by Deputies Carroll MacNeill, Matthews, Higgins and O'Dowd, and O’Sullivan have been selected for discussion.