Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the construction of a new primary school in Ballygarvan, County Cork.

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

The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation to outline any plans he has in train regarding legislative changes to the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 1978 required by the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society and the Irish Dairy Board.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the current status of youth councils and the plans, if any, she has for their development.

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

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to introduce a scheme under which self-employed persons could apply for jobseeker's benefit.

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