Seanad debates

Wednesday, 8 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 Thomas Byrne that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to give an update on the plans for the provision of a public playground at the Battle of the Boyne site in Oldbridge, County Meath.

I have received notice from Senator Deirdre Clune of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to ensure that the shortfalls, identified in the report of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate into the force's investigation of sexual offences against children are eliminated.

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

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to make a statement on any evaluation carried out by the Government prior to introducing the new redundancy payment arrangements.

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

Go ndéanfaidh an tAire Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt soiléiriú maidir leis an stádas atá ag an maoiniú atá tugtha ag a Roinn d'Aerfort na Gaillimhe.

I have received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline when it is proposed to have the European Union directive on cross-border health care transposed into Irish law.

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

The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the need for balanced regional development and for the Government and enterprise agencies to ensure that the recently published Forfás jobs plan delivers for the south east.

I have received notice from Senator Jim Walsh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on how which he intends to address the concerns expressed by the new president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, regarding the fall of six of our seven universities, in the Times Higher Education world university rankings.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Byrne, Clune, Daly and Ó Clochartaigh, 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.