Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Colm Burke that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
I have received notice from Senator Lorraine Higgins of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to outline to the House when it is proposed to establish an adequately resourced national office for rare diseases, given the need to facilitate the co-ordination of and access to rare disease expertise nationally and internationally.
The need for the Minister for Health, in light of overcrowding at the accident and emergency unit in University Hospital, Galway, to consider nurse prescribing as a means of alleviating this ongoing crisis.I have received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to change the income threshold for medical card eligibility for individuals aged between 18 and 26 years in view of the Government's decision to reduce entitlements to jobseeker's allowance to €100 per week for those between 18 and 24 years and €144 per week for 25 and 26 year olds.I have received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide a permanent building and separate roll number for Dunboyne College of Further Education.I have received notice from Senator Deirdre Clune of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the steps he is taking to ensure the personal data of individuals are protected following the recent revelations that personal data from "leaky" smartphone apps can be gathered by surveillance operations.I have received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, in deference to the householders he expects to pay water charges, to provide a full and factual reply to certain supplied questions that remain unanswered on Irish Water, Uisce Éireann.I have received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the number of people who have indicated that they would like to be organ donors on their driving licence, driving licence renewal and the provisional permit application forms.I regard the matters raised by Senators Colm Burke, Lorraine Higgins, Brian Ó Domhnaill and Thomas Byrne as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Deirdre Clune may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.
I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Fidelma Healy Eames as it is more suitable for a substantive motion. I regret also that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Mark Daly, as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.