Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to revamp and publicise the home choice loan scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Máire Devine of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to recognise the need to increase the annual grant allocation for approximately 400 community services programmes throughout the country to meet the cost of paying the welcome increase in the national minimum wage to €9.15 per hour.

I have also received notice from Senator John O'Mahony of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to restore the motorised transport grant.

I have also received notice from Senator Paudie Coffey of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to reconsider the recent independent clinical review of the provision of a second catheterisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford, with a specific focus on the base data used to compile the report, in the interests of providing equal access to quality cardiology care in the public health service for the citizens of the south east.

I have also received notice from Senator Neale Richmond of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline to the House the informal and formal efforts being made to relocate the European Medicines Agency from London to Ireland following the decision of the British people to vote to leave the European Union.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Brian Ó Domhnaill, Máire Devine, John O'Mahony and Paudie Coffey and they will be taken now. Senator Neale Richmond may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.