Seanad debates

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

11:30 am

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to clarify the position of seven teachers in County Clare who have already made direct contact with his office in regard to securing permanent and mainstream teaching positions.
I have also received notice from Senator Rónán Mullen of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to address the operation of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014, in particular the additional cost burden imposed on individuals who are building their own houses as their principal private residences, the significant cost of employing a registered architect, builder surveyor or chartered engineer to certify a newly built house, and the question of expanding the range of professions and persons authorised to certify a building as the assigned certifier under the regulations.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
In view of the increase of more than 100% in professional indemnity insurance for individual medical practitioners, the need for the Minister for Health to enter into consultation with the State Claims Agency with a view to reducing the current insurance cap applied to medical consultants.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.