Seanad debates

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator David Cullinane that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to discuss the closing of 13 long-stay beds at Dungarvan Community Hospital and the impact it will have on patient care.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:

Go dtabharfaidh an tAire Dlí, Cirt agus Comhionannais soiléiriú agus briseadh síos ó thaobh réigiúin maidir le líon na bhfoirne atá ag fagáil Seirbhís na gCuirteanna faoin scéim luathscor Rialtais agus cén tionchar a bheidh aige seo ar an tseirbhís ó thaobh soláthar seirbhísí tré mheán na Gaeilge, ach go háirithe i gContae na Gaillimhe.

I have also received notice from Senator John Kelly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to clarify the criteria medical assessors in her Department use when assessing someone for disability allowance, invalidity pension and carers allowances.

I have also received notice from Senator Jim Walsh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to clarify the steps he is taking to prevent the spread of the Schmallenberg virus to Ireland, which is currently threatening livestock in the United Kingdom.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to review Ireland’s current position on the issuance of visas so as to best serve Ireland’s economic needs where potential investors, talented workers, students and tourists are concerned.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators Cullinane, Ó Clochartaigh, Kelly and Walsh as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Healy Eames may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.