Seanad debates

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

 

10:30 am

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator Ned O’Sullivan that, on 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 make a statement on the housing grant application and the allowance granted to an individual (details supplied).

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the patronage process for the new primary school in Donabate, County Dublin.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the establishment of an independent body to deal with appeals and grievances from volunteers in the Irish Coast Guard.

I have also received notice from Senator Rose Conway-Walsh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the availability of levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel, LCIG-Duodopa, for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease and on the status of the health technology assessment of this drug.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to consider the allocation of funding to the Friends of Howth Maritime Museum to acquire the Department’s property on the West Pier in Howth, known locally as Mariners Hall.

I have also received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with special responsibility for disability issues to provide an update on the provision of a new building for The Holy Angels day care centre in Carlow.

I have also received notice from Senator Michelle Mulherin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to consider the expansion of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to include owners of properties who lost their home during the financial crisis but have now settled their mortgage debt and are in a financial position to buy a new home and service a loan, but to whom the banks will not lend.

I have also received notice from Senator Máire Devine of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on publication of the heads of the Bill to update the Mental Health Act 2001.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the Carrigaline relief road, Cork, under Project Ireland 2040.

I have also received notice from Senator Aidan Davitt of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline when the Sara Moorhead report on the role and remuneration of local authority elected members will be published.

I have also received notice from Senator Anthony Lawlor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to amend the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 in so far as it allows developers to move their Part V obligations from one site to another.

I have also received notice from Senator Colette Kelleher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on access to school places for children with autism in September 2019.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the funding and expected delivery of the request by Monaghan County Council to upgrade the various roads surrounding the subsidence incident in Magheracloone, County Monaghan.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on the reason the issue of a potential referendum on a united Ireland is not included in the risk register of his Department.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on major road schemes for the N4 between Sligo and Mullingar.

I have also received notice from Senator Maria Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to carry out a review of the availability of disabled car parking spaces at University Hospital Limerick.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators O'Sullivan, Clifford-Lee, Conway and Conway-Walsh and they will be taken now.I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Gallagher on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. I regret that I also had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Davitt on the grounds that it is a repeat of a Commencement matter raised on 28 May 2019. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.