Thursday, 20 May 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to make a statement on his plans to assist the workers of Pfizer, Cork, to relocate to new employment and to outline his plans to attract greater employment to the Cork area.
I have also received notice from Senator Nicky McFadden of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure the continuation of the MiDOC out-of-hours service in the midlands area.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the impact maternity leave and retirements are having on community hospitals' nursing units due to the public sector recruitment moratorium and the long-term implications for facilities such as those at Carndonagh and Buncrana, County Donegal.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to amend the development central advice and guidelines road policy and the policy and planning framework for roads to differentiate between national primary and national secondary routes for planning purposes.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Buttimer, McFadden and Keaveney and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Ó Domhnaill may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.