Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to consider re-examining the enrolment criteria for the ECCE scheme in order that children turning four between 30 June and 1 September are not eliminated from the scheme which starts the following year.

I have received notice from Senator Diarmuid Wilson of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to make a statement regarding the future of the Darley Dare Care Centre, Cootehill, County Cavan.

I have received notice from Senator James Carroll of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to allocate additional funding to the county enterprise boards.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to indicate the reason an application dated 25 September 2007 to carry out works at the Lorro Gate, Athenry, County Galway, has not yet been processed by his Department despite the Minister's commitment on 17 February this year to have the matter finalised as speedily as possible.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Donohoe, Wilson and Carroll as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Cannon may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.