Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Gerald Nash 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 make a statement on the decision of the Health Service Executive, HSE, not to develop a new x-ray facility to support the expanded emergency department at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to outline the steps the Government is taking in response to recent developments regarding the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender, LGBT, community in Tanzania.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to conduct a national audit of unidentified remains to establish the numbers involved and to provide additional resources to the DNA profiling programme.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.