Seanad debates

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

 

10:30 am

Photo of Mark DalyMark Daly (Fianna Fail)
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I have received 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 Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide an update on the calf investment scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to provide funding for the construction of a physical education hall as part of the school extension at Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Cíosóg, Ennis, County Clare.

I have also received notice from Senator Róisín Garvey of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the provision of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, places in second level schools in County Clare.

I have also received notice from Senator Ivana Bacik of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline when community social day care facilities for older persons are expected to reopen; and when respite care facilities for older persons and their families will reopen.

I have also received notice from Senator Mary Seery Kearney of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the terms of reference for the feasibility study into the MetroLink route to Knocklyon, Dublin 16.

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

The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to make a statement on the awarding of State contracts to successful tenderers from outside the State, in particular the assessment criteria, policy and procedures in place.

I have also received notice from Senator Garret Ahearn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allocate urban regeneration and development funding for Clonmel, County Tipperary.

I have also received notice from Senator Rónán Mullen of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the continuing Covid-19 restrictions on religious worship in Ireland and the constitutionality of these restrictions.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to outline the transitional arrangements in place to deal with applications outstanding on the closure of Caranua at the end of this year.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on a proposal by the Antiparasitic Resistance Stakeholder Group to conduct an economic impact assessment of EU Regulation 2019/6; and whether he intends to seek a derogation from this regulation.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to clarify whether travel agents qualify for the Covid restriction support scheme.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected those of Senators Lombard, Dooley, Garvey, Bacik, Seery Kearney and Gallagher and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.