Thursday, 20 December 2018
Order of Business
I wish to extend season's greetings to the staff and to all the Members. Senators Conway-Walsh, O'Reilly and Murnane O'Connor have all touched on issues relating to the development of rural Ireland, including the way our rural villages and towns are being treated. It would be appropriate for the Leader to consider inviting the Minister to the House to discuss the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and the national planning framework. Perhaps a date early in the new year would be ideal to talk to the Minister about Project Ireland 2040 and to discover the areas he intends to prioritise. I am sure the Senators who have spoken on the Order of Business would be keen to impress on the Minister the importance of investment in rural Ireland.