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Matters selected for the Adjournment of Seanad Éireann Tuesday 13 March 2012


CATHAOIRLEACH:    I have received notice from the following Senators that they propose to raise the following matters on the adjournment:

Senator Pat O’Neill
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality, in light of the outcome of the recent high court case concerning firearms licensing, to engage with the National Association of Regional Game Councils, with a view to addressing the flaws in the licensing system.

Senator Denis O’Donovan
The need for the Minister for Finance to indicate the current stage  of the flood relief scheme for Skibbereen, County Cork; the current position of the early warning system; and the  arrangements, if any, to carry out flow relief works in 2012/2013.

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Go dtabharfaidh an tAire Oideachas agus Scileanna soiléiriú ar an dul chun cinn maidir le scoil nua pobail a thógáil ar an gClochán, i gCo. na Gaillimhe. Ar féidir leis deimhniú go gcríochnófar go luath é tríd é a chuir san áireamh mar chuid den Plean Cúig Bliana Tógála a bheidh sé ag foilsiú go luath.

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to reclassify ‘Down Syndrome’ as a low incidence disability in order that children with 'Downs' get teaching and learning resources appropriate to their needs.


Senator Deirdre Clune
The need for the Minister for Health to ensure that the increase in the use of heroin in the Cork region is tackled in an effective manner.

Senator Martin Conway
The need for the Minster for Education and Skills to outline when he plans to build a community school in Ennistymon, County Clare to replace the three existing second level schools.


I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and I have selected Senators O’Neill, O’Donovan, Ó Clochartaigh and Healy Eames and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.  

The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.