Seanad debates

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

10:30 am

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

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he shares the concerns of the Senator and the understandable anxieties of workers from the ESB group of unions in regard to the €1.7 billion shortfall in the highly profitable semi-State company's pension fund and the grave problems this poses for ESB workers and their families in terms of pension security and pension entitlements in their retirement.
I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
To ask the Minister for Health to redirect the funding approved in the treatment abroad scheme for a Galway father (details supplied) with colon and liver cancer towards better life-saving treatment in Memorial Sloane-Kettering Hospital, New York, being the hospital with the best record for cure and life-saving outcomes in this area.
I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:
An gá go ndéanfadh an tAire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta ráiteas maidir le todhchaí Eagraíocht na Scoileanna Gaeltachta ó thaobh tacaíocht a Roinne de.
I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
Ráiteas a fháil ón Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna maidir le cur ar fáil seirbhís leathanbhanda do scoil Ultain Naofa, Baile Ghib, Ceannanais, Condae na Mí.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to clarify why the degree of MSc in dietetics from a university in Northern Ireland is not automatically recognised by the Department of Health and why it is taking up to six months to process an application for the validation.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
Ag iarraidh ar an Aire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta gealluínt a thabhairt gó mbeidh maoiniú ar fail ó thuas na bliana seo chugainn ar aghaidh do Eagraíocht na Scoileanna Gaeltachta Teo.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators John Whelan, Fidelma Healy Eames, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Thomas Byrne as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment, and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. The matter raised by Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill is similar to that raised by Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, and I suggest they share time. Senator Colm Burke may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.