Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Health to address the waiting list and waiting time for cataract procedures and outline how many procedures will be funded in 2018 by the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the new building for the Holy Angels Day Care Centre in Carlow and the status of Holy Angels Tír na nÓg Respite Services.

I have also received notice from Senator Keith Swanick of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to investigate the feasibility of establishing a pain management clinic in Mayo University Hospital.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to address the delay in the granting of a foreshore licence to Clare County Council for important coastal protection works.

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

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills who has special responsibility for training, skills, innovation, research and development to provide adequate support to transport children on Sherkin Island to and from school on the mainland.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Colm Burke, Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, Keith Swanick and Martin Conway and they will be taken now. Senator Tim Lombard may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.