Seanad debates

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have received 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 Cavan-Monaghan implementation plan for progressing disability services for children and young people and the accessibility of therapy services and assessments for children in the area.

I have also received notice from Senator Catherine Noone of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to clarify the issue of a second year of free child care for children who are currently receiving their first year of free child care.

I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Mooney of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works to seek funding to combat coastal erosion at Tullaghan, County Leitrim, which seriously threatens Tynte Lodge, a listed building, and the two castellated stone folly towers on the cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to work with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs towards providing adequate funding for the Life Centre in Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Marie Moloney of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for primary care, social care (disabilities and older people) and mental health to outline the reason the Primary Care Reimbursement Service is now refusing full-time students a medical card because of their part-time earnings despite the fact that both parents are in receipt of social welfare payments only, and have full medical cards.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on initiating the use of retired gardaí to cover the leave of absence by serving gardaí, similar to the system of cover for nurses and teacher during leave of absence.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Reilly, Noone, Mooney, Burke, Moloney and Daly as suitable for discussion on the Commencement of the House. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Reilly, Noone, Mooney and Burke, and they will be taken now. Senators Moloney and Daly may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.