Seanad debates

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

2:30 pm

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


The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to respond to media reports that a section of her Department located in Tubbercurry, County Sligo, would be relocated to the social protection office in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, following the decision of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to relocate its staff to County Mayo.
I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Defence to ensure that Defence Forces personnel subject to a 1994 contract be enabled to stay in the Defence Forces until the age of 50 or 55 subject to annual medical and fitness tests.
I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to ensure that Fáilte Ireland would consider providing a licence to the Yeats Thoor Ballylee society to enable fundraising to begin so that Thoor Ballylee, the former home of W.B. Yeats, can be opened in time for his 150th birthday in June 2015.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Mooney, Byrne and Healy Eames as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.