Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to provide an update on the implementation of the EU Habitats Directive insofar as it applies to the Gearagh as a Natura 2000 site.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O'Donnell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the next steps in respect of the construction of a new school building at Mungret community college, Mungret, Limerick.

I have also received notice from Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the site selection process for the new three school campus at Buncrana, County Donegal.

I have also received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to consider an increase in capitation funding for schools.

I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to consider unilaterally restoring the State pension guidelines which applied prior to budget 2012.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on access to consultant psychiatrists for those under 18 years of age in the north Lee area of Cork.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the closure of the day service at the Linn Dara CAMHS, Dublin 10.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to introduce hate crime legislation.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Kelleher, Kieran O’Donnell, Mac Lochlainn and Murnane O’Connor and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.