Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Deirdre Clune that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
I have also received notice from Senator Marc MacSharry of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to allow funds to be redirected for necessary road maintenance programmes in the Cork city area, similar to the recent flexibility in funding he announced for rural areas.
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the unfair and illogical changes to the school catchment area for Ardvarney national school which have determined the loss of a school bus and will cause an unnatural division in an historic local community and unnecessarily undermine the future viability of the school.I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the process necessary for Mol an Óige, Steiner national school, Ennistymon, County Clare, to be granted permanent recognition; the point the school is presently at and the timeframe he envisages the process will be completed; the number of schools that have been granted permanent recognition since September 2008; and the length of time it took to complete the process.I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to address the urgent need for children with Down's syndrome to be recognised in their entirety and in their own right by his Department.I have also received notice from Senator David Cullinane of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social Protection to discuss the withdrawal of the community welfare office from Tramore, County Waterford, the impact it will have on the local community and how the community welfare services will now be provided.I regard the matters raised by Senators Clune, MacSharry, Conway and Ó Domhnaill as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Cullinane may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.