Seanad debates

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

10:30 am

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


Recognising the commitment of the Government to initiate legislation to regulate the use of sunbeds and recognising the strong link between sunbed use and skin cancer, the most common cause of cancer in Ireland, the urgent need for the Minister for Health to draft legislation regulating sunbed use.
I have also received notice from Senator Jimmy Harte of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to outline the future for community hospitals in County Donegal, in particular, those in Dungloe and Carndonagh and St. Joseph's in Stranorlar.
I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to regulate the tobacco industry by banning the sale of packs of 25 and 23 cigarettes at promotional prices.
I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Higgins of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to indicate when funding will be made available from his Department for the construction of a roundabout in County Galway (details supplied) in the interests of the health and safety of the people utilising it on a daily basis.
I have also received notice from Senator John Whelan of the following matter:
The plans the Minister for Justice and Equality has to relocate Portlaoise Courthouse to a new and more appropriate premises and location as its current position on Main Street is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose and is completely disruptive on the main thoroughfare of the county town.
I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Mooney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to consider requesting local authorities to adopt a public light system developed by an Irish company which claims it could save local authorities up to €14 million a year.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Martin Conway, John Crown, Jimmy Harte, Lorraine Higgins and John Whelan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators John Crown, Jimmy Harte, Martin Conway and Lorraine Higgins and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Paschal Mooney as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. Senator John Whelan may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.