Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad
I have received notice from the following Senators that they propose to raise the following matters:
Senator Robbie Gallagher - The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the increase in toll charges in light of the cost-of-living pressures currently on families and businesses.
Senator Victor Boyhan - The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the inclusion and monitoring of genetically modified ingredients in animal feedstuff within the Irish agricultural sector.
Senator Erin McGreehan - The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide an update on the actions taken by his Department since the publication of the wool feasibility study and an update on the establishment of the Irish wool council.
Senator Malcolm Byrne - The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works to provide an update on the provision of a new coastguard station at Courtown Harbour, County Wexford.
Senator Sharon Keogan - The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the extension of planning permission for one-off rural housing for five years to offset delays due to Covid-19.
Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Fiona O'Loughlin, Robbie Gallagher, Victor Boyhan and Erin McGreehan and they will be taken now.
I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Sharon Keogan on the ground that it is a repeat of a Commencement matter raised on 12 October 2022.
Senator Malcolm Byrne may give notice on another day of the matter that he wishes to raise.