Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the building of a permanent structure at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, Kinsale, County Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Fintan Warfield of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the policy regarding the teaching of LGBT+ aspects of the social, personal and health education, SPHE, and the relationships and sexuality education, RSE, curricula in schools.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to consider providing emergency accommodation for St. Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas, County Waterford.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to address concerns of stakeholders regarding the new tendering process for the Garda youth diversion project.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide increased funding to Fáilte Ireland for the Riverfest festival in Limerick.

I have also received notice from Senator Ged Nash of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to consider a mechanism where taxi licences can be transferred to family members in the event of the death of the licence-holder.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those of Senators Lombard, Warfield and Coffey and they will be taken now. Senator Devine had been selected but subsequently withdrew her matter. I regret I had to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Byrne on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. Senator Nash may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.