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Seanad debates

Thursday, 9 March 2017

10:30 am

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment to discuss the recent EU Commission proposals for revising the Renewable Energy Directive in respect of low emissions mobility.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to advise on the current status of the Residential Redress Board which was established by statute to make fair and reasonable awards to persons who, as children, were abused while resident in industrial schools, reformatories and other institutions subject to State regulation or inspection and, in particular, to report on the terms of the indemnity scheme approved by the Government of the day with religious institutions who co-signed the agreement.

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

The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to consider providing long-term funding to community owned enterprise centres to hire full-time business managers in order to improve the productivity of community owned enterprise centres and the development of rural Ireland.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to explain what rationale is being given for the closing down of ConnectIreland, considering it is currently creating jobs, many of which are in rural Ireland, and incurs a lower cost per job ratio than the IDA.

I have also received notice from Senator Robbie Gallagher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the lack of GPs across the country, resulting in individuals being unable to obtain appointments, particularly in Cavan-Monaghan, and what he is going to do to alleviate the problem.

I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to state when she intends to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O'Donnell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to inquire into the closure of 20 beds at St. John's Hospital, Limerick.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Murnane O’Connor, Boyhan, Noone and Gavan and they will be taken now. Senators Gallagher, Conway, and Kieran O’Donnell may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O’Donnell of the following matter:

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected Senators Murnane O’Connor, Boyhan, Noone and Gavan and they will be taken now.

Senators Gallagher, Conway, and O’Donnell may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.