Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Business of Seanad
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 Health to put in place a mechanism in his Department to ensure queries from Oireachtas Members to HSE officials, including requests for meetings, are dealt with in a timely manner.
I have also received notice from Senator Colette Kelleher of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to endorse the goals of the safe passage campaign and introduce a humanitarian admission programme, supported by a community sponsorship scheme, to create a new safe and legal migration route for people fleeing conflict who have a family member in Ireland.
I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:
The need for Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to outline the protocols agreed between An Post and his Department on the temporary closure of post offices on foot of audit findings; the process by which such post offices can be closed; and the procedures in place to allow for their re-opening, with particular reference to Carna post office in County Galway.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.