Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss the qualifying distance between home and college for the non-adjacent rate of student grant and the hardship and difficulty that this new criterion is causing for many students in County Kilkenny.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the status of and progress of the extension of the Dunboyne railway line to Navan.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.