Senator Costello mentioned attacks on the elderly. I share his view that it is appalling that elderly people who have worked all their lives should be subjected to these mindless attacks. I congratulate the Garda for apprehending and charging people for the attack on the priest in Limerick. It would be useful to discuss the security of the elderly. There is a community role in this; individuals in areas where elderly people live have a responsibility to keep an eye out for them and inform the Garda of suspicious behaviour in the area.
Senator McDonagh raised the Education Bill. The Bill is at present with the Select Committee. Once it leaves the Dáil it will be sent to the Seanad.
Senators Norris and Bohan again called for a debate on the establishment of a press council. We will try to find time for that. The price of a pint is something which concerns all of us and we note the comments made by Senator Bohan about the matter.
Regarding the co-ordination of Government Departments in Killarney, the Office of Public Works and other agencies involved will co-operate fully to ensure pollution and other incidents which affect water will be dealt with. I am an angler myself so I have an interest in this. It is unacceptable that phosphates should be spread on bare land and find their way into the watercourse.
Senator Ryan raised matters which can be dealt with on Second Stage of the Tribunals Bill. I cannot accommodate him on the matter of item 11. The Dáil has not taken this motion either. It has to come into force within a month of being moved in the Dáil and then it will come before this House. It has been dealt with by the Dáil subcommittee on Dáil reform.
I also congratulate Senator Hayes on his appointment. He will bring gravity and experience to the police reform body.
Senator Gallagher raised the matter of parental leave. That will come before us on Second Stage next Friday. I hope Senator Norris met plenty of people on the tour of his drawingroom this morning, to which I was listening on my way here.