Seanad debates

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

2:30 pm

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



The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to facilitate the continuation of restricted recognition for graduates in Montessori education, as currently allowed under regulation 3 of the Teaching Council Acts.
I have also received notice from Senator Sean D. Barrett of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to build on the welcome work of the Government economic and evaluation service in order that its research and evaluations can directly assist the Oireachtas in the evaluation of public policy options.
I have also received notice from Senator Paul Bradford of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to outline the Irish Government’s response to the Greek referendum result.
I have also received notice from Senator Michael Comiskey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the availability of places on the green cert course in County Leitrim in view of the fact that 150 farmers are applying to take this course although only 30 places are available and that the green cert must be completed by farmers by October 2016 to be eligible for farm payments.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Healy Eames, Barrett and Bradford, and they will be taken now. Senator Comiskey has withdrawn his matter.