Seanad debates

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

 

10:30 am

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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I have received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee that, on the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to make a statement on the planning process for the provision of childcare facilities.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O'Donnell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the measures being taken to address the overcrowding in the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the appointment of a neurology clinical nurse specialist for the UL Hospitals Group.

I have also received notice from Senator Diarmuid Wilson of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Defence to make a statement on his plans for the former Dún Uí Neill Army Barracks in Cavan town.

I have also received notice from Senator Colm Burke of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the introduction of the pharmacy-based minor aliment scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the gaps in access to school places for children with autism, with particular reference to the data compiled by the National Council for Special Education.

I have also received notice from Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the review of the inclusion of the FreeStyle Libre in the reimbursement of medical devices under the community drug scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Kevin Humphreys of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the purchase by Iarnród Éireann of additional carriages for the Intercity network.

I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the consultation process undertaken by his Department following applications for aquaculture licences in a special area of conservation.

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

The need for the Minister of State with special responsibility for local government and electoral reform to provide an update on the review of the role and remuneration of local authority elected members.

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 Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the current status of the final accounts for Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company and the potential financial exposure to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as a result of the transfer of the company to the council.

I have also received notice from Senator Tim Lombard of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update the acquisition of a new site for Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, Kinsale, County Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Ruane of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the continuation of Colasite Lú, County Louth, as an Irish medium school.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Clifford-Lee, O’Donnell, Byrne and Wilson and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Noone on the ground 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.