Thursday, 28 February 2019
Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Máire Devine 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 provide an update on the establishment of a statutory committee on the future of mental healthcare.
I have also received notice from Senator Ged Nash of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on Garda resourcing in Drogheda, County Louth.
I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:
The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood relief to outline the number of vacant residential properties that are owned by the OPW and the proposals he has to bring same into use.
I have also received notice from Senator Grace O'Sullivan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to make a statement on the number of tree fellings across the country in the past two weeks.
The matters raised by Senators Devine, Nash and Colm Burke are suitable for discussion and will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator O'Sullivan on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.