Business of Seanad.

I have received notice from Senator Ross that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to end the practice of using drift netting for salmon fishing in Irish waters.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to give an update on funding and staffing for Tuam Cancer Care for the respite unit at Áras Mhuire, Tuam, County Galway, which is not currently in use.

I have also received notice from Senator Brian Hayes of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Science to make an urgent statement on the plans by her Department to reduce the number of teachers from 16 to 13 at St. Kevin's boys national school, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to clarify the situation regarding the intended future usage of Killarney House and the immediate vicinity thereof, particularly the gardens.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to clarify if it is still the intention of the Health Service Executive to provide an Alzheimer's unit at St. Ita's hospital, Newcastle West, County Limerick, and if so, when construction will commence.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Ross, Kitt and Brian Hayes which will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Coghlan and Finucane may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.