Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator David Cullinane 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 to outline his plans for the establishment of the new hospital groups, in particular, the possibility of consequent reconfiguration of the hospital services network in the south east, and to make a statement on the future services at and functions of Waterford Regional Hospital.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to clarify the interpretation being applied by the PCRS in the assessing of medical cards.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to clarify the regulation on grants for third level students when the grant applicant is the child of a new Irish citizen who has paid tax over a period of time but where the child has still not yet obtained Irish citizenship or where he or she obtains citizenship during the second or third year of his or her course.

I have also received notice from Senator Terry Leyden of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to confirm the approval of a loan to Roscommon County Council for the development of new civic offices in Roscommon town, to verify the date when the original application was made for this loan, the amount sought and when this application was previously approved, and to further confirm when the approval of the loan was made by him, as Minister, the amount sought, the terms and conditions and date it was sanctioned.

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.