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 the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to ensure the entire €378,000 required for pipe replacement purposes in Magheroarty, County Donegal is made available to the local authority as a matter of urgency in order that the necessary works can be carried out.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the reason for the delay in progressing the care unit in Ballinamore, County Leitrim by the HSE.

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

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to allow a travel pass to be transferred from a mother to a son (details supplied) who suffers from type 1 diabetes and has to attend consultant appointments in Dublin on a monthly basis.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to outline the timescale for the promised upgrading of the meteorological service radio station at Malin Head, County Donegal.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to increase the extracted area of quarries to 5 hectares to enable compliant and legal small quarries to remain viable.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the provision of rest areas on major routes and motorways.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Doherty, Ellis, McFadden, Keaveney and Healy Eames as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Doherty, Ellis and McFadden and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Buttimer, as the Minister for Transport has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.