Seanad debates

Thursday, 5 February 2015

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have notice from Senator Kathryn Reilly that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:



The need for the Minister for Health to discuss the provision of primary school dental services, with particular reference to the waiting times and availability of dentists visiting primary schools in counties Cavan and Monaghan.
I have also received notice from Senator Mary Ann O'Brien of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to consider whether it is necessary to introduce a compulsory driving retraining programme for those drivers who lose a limb as a result of an accident or a medical complication.
I have also received notice from Senator Katherine Zappone of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social Protection to outline her view on whether the three-day rule to calculate availability for work under the rules for jobseekers’ allowance is too restrictive and to indicate if there are any plans to review this rule, including a timeframe for this review.
I have also received notice from Senator Diarmuid Wilson of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the position with regard to the provision of a new Garda headquarters in Bailieborough, County Cavan.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to clarify the current position on the introduction of legislation which will allow the courts to grant periodic payments to those who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence.
I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the position of his Department and the HSE on the provision of the Soliris drug.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Reilly, Mary Ann O’Brien, Zappone and Wilson and they will be taken now. Senators Colm Burke and Byrne may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.