Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Maria Byrne that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to examine the possibility of providing a clinical nurse specialist for multiple sclerosis patients in the mid-west region.

I have also received notice from Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to lift the permanent deferral policy on blood donations from those who resided in the North of Ireland and Great Britain during the vCJD crisis.

I have also received notice from Senator Robbie Gallagher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the up-to-date position regarding the third and final phases of the Mullaghmatt remedial works scheme, County Monaghan.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on the reopening of Rush Garda station, County Dublin.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to amend the age eligibility criteria for the part-time green cert course for young farmers.

I have also received notice from Senator Tim Lombard of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to consider extending the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme, TAMS, project deadlines by six months.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the medical rehabilitation project planned for Roscommon University Hospital.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to consider developing an online voter registration system.

Of the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion, I have selected the matters raised by Senators Byrne, Ó Donnghaile, Gallagher and Clifford-Lee and they will be taken now.

The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.