Thursday, 8 March 2018
Business of Seanad
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 Employment Affairs and Social Protection to consider amending legislation to permit notaries public to perform civil marriage ceremonies, given that registrars are not available at weekends.
I have also received notice from Senator Paudie Coffey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to review the eligibility criteria for receipt of a primary medical certificate.
I have also received notice from Senator Tim Lombard of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to conduct a review of the pricing structure for Bus Éireann services in west Cork.
The matters raised by Senators Colm Burke and Paudie Coffey are suitable for discussion and will be taken now. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Tim Lombard on the grounds that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.