Seanad debates

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad


2:30 pm

Photo of Joe O'ReillyJoe O'Reilly (Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from the following Senators that they propose to raise the following matters:

Senator Seán Kyne - The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the need for an annual meningitis awareness campaign, and the funding of organisations that support bereaved families.Senator John McGahon - The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to consider direct air capture technology as a means of reaching 2030 and 2050 climate targets.

Senator Garret Ahearn - The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to provide an update on the proposed development of Kickham Barracks, Clonmel, as a dual campus of education between Tipperary Education and Training Board and the Technological University of the Shannon.

Senator Martin Conway - The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the changes to the Burren programme for farmers which will result in a potential loss of income and decrease in incentives for conservation measures.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Aisling Dolan and Eugene Murphy, who are sharing their time, Seán Kyne, Robbie Gallagher and Malcolm Byrne and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Boyhan on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.