Thursday, 13 November 2008
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Paschal Donohoe that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to make a statement on the current conditions and future plans for Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra, Dublin 7.
I have also received notice from Senator Paudie Coffey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport to outline his proposed budgetary supports and resources for regional airports with specific reference to Waterford Regional Airport and if funding will be provided as promised for the proposed extension of its runway.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in the context of increasing concerns about water quality, to ensure that the group sewerage scheme funding be brought up to the level of the group water scheme as a matter of urgency following the pilot work that has taken place.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the increase in the rate of unemployment in Cork in the past 12 months and to put in place job creation policies to address the issue.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Donohoe, Coffey and Keaveney and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Buttimer may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.