Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Robbie Gallagher that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide an update on contacts with the British Government following the all-party motion on the 1974 Dublin-Monaghan bombings agreed by Dáil Éireann on 25 May 2016.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to outline the actions being taken to improve orphan drug access in Ireland.
I have also received notice from Senator Fintan Warfield of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the commencement of Parts 2 and 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015.
I have also received notice from Frank Feighan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to outline his plans to increase bed capacity at Sligo University Hospital.
I have also received notice from Senator Rose Conway-Walsh of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on Lough Mask regional water supply scheme, stage 6, extension from Westport to Louisburgh, as outlined in contract No. 2 civil engineering works of August 2007.
Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Gallagher, Colm Burke, Warfield and Feighan and they will be taken now. I regret I had to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Conway-Walsh on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.