Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Mary Ann O'Brien that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to seek urgent clarification from the HSE of its immediate care plan for a severely disabled child (details supplied) and whether it will put in place the care model recommended by the child's consultant neurologist (details supplied) as a matter of urgency.

I have also received notice from Senator Mary Moran of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to advise why a medical card was allowed to lapse for a person (details supplied) without the residential service informing members of the family.

I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Mooney of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality (i) to meet representatives of the sports coalition to discuss the review of legislation dealing with firearms and (ii) to comment on allegations that Garda inspectors in some parts of the country are denying licence applications under section F of the Garda Commissioner's guidelines.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Higgins of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to indicate whether compulsory purchase orders for farmland in County Galway will be required for the proposed greenway extending from Dublin to Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to clarify why nalmefene, trading as Selincro, an innovative treatment which was found to be cost-effective and received a positive recommendation from the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics on 8 April 2014, has not yet been introduced under the Health Service Executive's drugs payment and reimbursement scheme for persons who are alcohol-dependent.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:

Go ndéanfaidh an tAire Comhshaoil ráiteas maidir leis na dualgais atá ar Chomhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe, an Áisíneacht Cosanta Comhshaoil agus Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte maidir le fógra poiblí a thabhairt faoi chaighdeán an uisce ó Loch a' Mhuileann ar an gCeathrú Rua, Contae na Gaillimhe a bheith ag sárú leibhéil THM san fhoinse uisce poiblí i naocha cúig faoin gcéad de na tástálacha ansin ó 2008 ar aghaidh.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to discuss and justify the proposal to charge medical card holders for respite care.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Mary Ann O'Brien, Mary Moran, Paschal Mooney, Lorraine Higgins, Colm Burke and Thomas Byrne as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Mary Ann O'Brien, Mary Moran, Paschal Mooney and Lorraine Higgins and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Colm Burke and Thomas Byrne may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise. I regret that I must rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.