Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to ensure the IDA has a comprehensive strategy to promote south Donegal as an area for investment and that, in particular, Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Donegal are earmarked as towns in which the IDA will make site visits.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to amend the development central advice and guidelines and the policy and planning framework for roads in order to differentiate between national primary and national secondary routes for planning purposes.

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

The need for the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to give an update on the rural broadband scheme proposed for 2010-11 and how it will impact on rural parts of County Donegal where there is still no cover.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to extend the allocation of relief under the mineral oil tax relief scheme for Green Biofuels Ireland Limited to allow the only company in Ireland manufacturing biodiesel to continue its operation that is financially viable to the end of the year.

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

The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to make a statement on the future plans for community development programmes.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Doherty, Ó Domhnaill and Keaveney and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Twomey and Buttimer may given notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.