Seanad debates

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator John Whelan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to clarify the measures he proposes to take to curb the theft of scrap and precious metals across the country.

I have also received notice from Senator Darragh O'Brien of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to grant official status to Gaelscoil Ros Eo, Naomh Maur, County Dublin, which has 96 pupils and been in operation for four years.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills, to review the Government position on small rural schools and its impact on education and communities.

I have also received notice from Senator David Cullinane of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to discuss the impact health funding cuts will have on the delivery of services in Waterford Regional Hospital.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:

Go dtabharfaidh an tAire Sláinte soiléiriú maidir le todhchaí na seirbhísí banaltracht poiblí i gCloch na Rón i gContae na Gaillimhe, i gConamara agus in Árainn tré chéile.

I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to immediately reverse the cutbacks to community employment schemes.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to make a statement on and detail any evaluation carried out by the Government prior to introducing the new redundancy arrangements, in particular, the reduction of the employer rebate of statutory redundancy payments.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matter raised by Senators John Whelan, Darragh O'Brien, Fidelma Healy Eames and David Cullinane 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.