Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Business of Seanad.
I have received notice from Senator Mary White that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to support thalidomide survivors in their demands for acknowledgement, an apology, disclosure of documents and a health care package that will properly address their unique health care needs now and in the future.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure the charges being introduced on SITT rural transport services to day centres in County Donegal are reversed in line with services being operated in other parts of the country.
I have also received notice from Senator Maria Corrigan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to report on the provision of a gaelcholaiste in south Dublin at Syndeham Road, given the growing unmet second level needs of pupils completing their primary education in a number of local gaelscoileanna.
I have also received notice from Senator Pearse Doherty of the following matter:
Noting the announcement by the Taoiseach of the new free rail travel scheme for EU citizens over 66 years and given the fact that Donegal is one of the few counties that does not have rail services, the need for the Minister for Transport to ensure the scheme will extend to bus services in counties with no rail facilities in order that they will gain from the increased number of tourists availing of the scheme.
I regard the matters raised by Senators White, Ó Domhnaill and Corrigan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Doherty, as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.