Seanad debates

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

2:30 pm

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to make a statement on the serving of redundancy notices to 16 staff at the Manor child care centre in Lisduggan, Waterford city, the threat to more than 100 community child care places provided at the centre, and the efforts he and his Department are making to resolve the financial difficulties faced by the centre.
I have also received notice from Senator Paul Bradford of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the principles which underpin the provision by his Department of funding to the Irish Sports Council and the systems, if any, in place in his Department to ensure that the disbursement of funding by the Irish Sports Council delivers the best outcomes having regard to the aims for which it was provided.
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.