Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she wishes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to outline the way in which he will provide for a more efficient and easier visa system for students wishing to choose Ireland as a base for studying the English language.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to sanction the appointment of lifeguards on Irish beaches.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to confirm the roll-out of BreastCheck in County Donegal; and if she would confirm the exact position and the associated timeframe relating to the delivery of this service.
I have also received notice from Senator Pearse Doherty of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to approve a derogation from the recruitment freeze in the public sector to allow the employment of radiographers so the BreastCheck service can be provided to the women of Donegal before the end of the year.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. As the matters raised by Senators Ó Domhnaill and Doherty are similar, I suggest they share time in order that both matters might be taken.