I have received notice from Senator Katherine Zappone that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the followingmatter:
In view of the substantial reductions in the budgets of the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority since 2008, the need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to indicate if he is satisfied that the funds available are sufficient to ensure the new body will achieve "A" status from the International Co-ordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions.
I have also received notice from Senator Denis O'Donovan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on the future of the Garda station at Ballydehob, County Cork, and confirm that a garda will be stationed in Ballydehob to replace the recently retired garda.
I have also received notice from Senator Ivana Bacik of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to clarify the number of certificates of Irish heritage issued and paid for since the certificate of Irish heritage programme was initiated.
I have also received notice from Senator Ned O'Sullivan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to clarify the reason AIB which is effectively in State ownership operates its corporate service division from outside the country, with a subsequent loss of jobs in Ireland, and has commissioned a non-Irish company to operate its visa terminal service.
I have also received notice from Senator Averil Power of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to advise on whether he has investigated the proposal for a monster sewage plant in north Dublin as per his commitment to Seanad Éireann on 22 November 2011 and the outcome of that investigation.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
Ag lorg ar an Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna athbreithniú láithreach a dhéanamh ar chás Pobal Scoil Gaoth Dobhair (Uimhir Rolla 91409A) agus go dtabharfar aitheantas di mar scoil DEIS arís agus, lena chois, go ndéanfar scoláireachtaí ar leith a thairiscint do scoláirí Gaeltachta, mar atá luaite go sonrach sa straitéis 20 bliain don Ghaeilge.
I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Mooney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to carry out a once-off national audit and replacement programme, as well as a detailed proofing mechanism to ensure that in future no incorrect road signs are erected by roads authorities.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Katherine Zappone, Denis O'Donovan, Ivana Bacik, Ned O'Sullivan, Power and Brian Ó Domhnaill as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Katherine Zappone, Denis O'Donovan, Ivana Bacik and Ned O'Sullivan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Paschal Mooney as the Minister has no responsibility in the matter which is one for the local authorities.