Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Tim Lombard that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the expected timeframe for the publication of legislation to give effect to the proposed new local authority structures in Cork city and county.
I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on CIÉ pensions schemes.
I have also received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to make a statement on funding for the child care sector.
Of the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion, I have selected that of Senator Lombard and it will be taken now. The matter raised by Senator Murnane O'Connor had been selected but subsequently the matter was withdrawn.
I regret I had to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Gavan on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.