Seanad debates

Thursday, 28 January 2016

10:30 am

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

The need for the Minister for Health to clarify the reason the drug Sativex, a treatment for people with multiple sclerosis who suffer from spasticity, is still not available in Ireland and has not been introduced under the HSE drug payment scheme or reimbursement scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the available structures and funding sources available to support a new emerging group, Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search, whose purpose it is to search for missing persons who have fallen into the water in Galway city.

I have also received notice from Senator Cáit Keane of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to reconsider the imposition of rates on child care, recognising that child care facilities are small businesses providing educational and social services.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.