Thursday, 25 February 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Denis O'Donovan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture and Food to appoint a full time harbourmaster in the port of Castletownbere as a matter of urgency to fill the existing vacancy.
I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Donohoe of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide an update on the redevelopment of St. Laurence O'Toole's special school, North Strand, Dublin 1, and a guarantee from him that it will be speedily processed for Department funding.
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 to give an update on progressing sewerage schemes in Newtowncunningham, and Moville, County Donegal and the precise reasons for current delays on these vital schemes.
I have also received notice from Senator Diarmuid Wilson of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources to make a statement regarding interference with television reception in the villages of Mullagh, Cootehill and Shercock in County Cavan as a result of the erection of telecommunication masts facilitating the Tetra system for emergency services.
I regard the matters raised by Senators O'Donovan, Donohoe and Keaveney as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Wilson as the Minister has no official responsibility in this matter.