Seanad debates

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

10:30 am

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 Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:



The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the steps he intends to take to ensure the workers at Clerys department store receive adequate and fair remuneration for the unexpected loss of their jobs and to provide details of the measures he intends to take to compel liquidators and employers to consult with unions and workers in the event of sudden closures.
I have also received notice from Senator Paul Bradford of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to state if he is aware that planning restrictions on the building of new houses adjoining national secondary roads are having a detrimental impact on farming families where family members wishing to work on the home farm cannot obtain planning permission to build a home near the farm.
I have also received notice from Senator Cáit Keane of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to state if he would consider introducing an information campaign on the contribution calcification testing could play in reducing heart attacks in Ireland, whether research has been carried out by the HSE on its potential benefits for cardiac health and if there are any plans to introduce free calcification screening.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to clarify the current position in respect of the setting up of a drugs review committee for orphan drugs, as such a proposal was outlined in the rare disease plan.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Cullinane and Bradford and they will be taken now.