Thursday, 28 October 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Brendan Ryan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills to put the appropriate structures in place to make sure SR Technics workers benefit immediately from the €7.4 million EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund, EGF, once final approval has been received from the European Parliament and, given the delay in providing additional information for the European Commission, to indicate whether the 24-month implementation period for the use of the fund begins from application or approval stage.
I have also received notice from Senator Dominic Hannigan of the following matter:
A iarraidh ar an Aire má tá sí ar an eolas faoin ngá atá le Gaelscoil nua I Ráth Tó, más rud é go mbeidh sí cothrom le data mionsonraithe ar an staid reatha a thabhairt maidir le Gaelscoil Ráth Tó, lena gá le haimeantas, áitreabh agus maoiniú.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills to look at undertaking a joint initiative to host career advice seminars for areas that have seen a significant decline in traditional sources of employment to promote new and broader approaches to creating employment opportunities.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs to outline the Government plans to tackle the growing number of heroin users.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to provide a precise update on the proposed north-west radiotherapy centre at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Ryan, Hannigan and Keaveney and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.