Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Denis O'Donovan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
I have also received notice from Senator Rónán Mullen of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to provide an update on the provision of a flood relief scheme for Skibbereen, County Cork, and the progress which has been made to date, particularly in light of the flooding in Skibbereen on 24 and 25 October 2013.
The need for the Minister for Finance to discuss concerns about the proposed combination of Naas and Newbridge community credit unions.I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to identify a way to address the increase in commercial rates levied on sports clubs with a members' bar and to clarify the situation in regard to the valuation process in regard to a sports club with a members' bar operating under the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904.I have also received notice from Senator Denis Landy of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to outline a specific timeframe for the introduction of collective bargaining legislation and to clarify if mandatory trade union recognition is likely to be in the legislative framework.I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to make special statutory provision for the protection of municipal and town land holdings which, held for the benefit of citizens of towns, are now proposed to transfer to the ownership of county councils, with particular reference to the so-called "Lands at Loyd" at Kells, County Meath.I have also received notice from Senator John Whelan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health, two years after the decision to close both Abbeyleix and Shaen community nursing homes in County Laois, to confirm the HSE's commitment to the community nursing home model as part of its 2014 service plan.I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:
An gá go dtabharfadh an tAire Caiteachais Phoiblí agus Athchóirithe, míniú ar cén bhunús taighde nó sochtheangeolaíoch atá leis an gcinneadh atá glactha ag an Rialtas maidir le cumas na Gaeilge ó thaobh earcaíocht sa Státseirbhís a athrú agus cén chaoi a dtacaíonn sé seo leis an Straitéis Fiche Bliain don Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn.I have also received notice from Senator Mary Moran of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to address the reason for the lengthy delay in a social worker's response to a father's request for a meeting regarding custodial arrangements for his daughter who is on the at-risk register (details supplied).I have also received notice from Senator Pat O'Neill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to explain why cables for the Grid 25 project cannot be placed underground in order to deal with the health concerns of the general public, reduction of property values, reduction of farm production and the effect on tourism.I regard the matters raised by Senators Denis O'Donovan, Rónán Mullen, Martin Conway, Denis Landy, Thomas Byrne, John Whelan, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Mary Moran as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Denis O'Donovan, Rónán Mullen, Martin Conway and Denis Landy and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Thomas Byrne, John Whelan, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Mary Moran may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise. I regret I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Pat O'Neill as it involves a repeat of the reply to a similar motion on the Adjournment on 22 October 2013.