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 Justice and Equality to outline whether the atypical worker permissions granted by his Department for the fishing industry may be extended for a longer period.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the social and affordable housing model proposed for Shanganagh Castle housing project within the administrative area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide additional financial resources to the HSE to reduce the home support service waiting lists for older people.

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

The need for the Minister of State at the Departments of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Justice and Equality and Health to ensure iCare autism support group and the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, both based in Donegal, are allocated funding for the full year in 2019 and for future years under HSE service level agreements.

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 planned central sterile services department for Roscommon University Hospital.

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 the opening of Teach Mhuire, also known as Abbeymount House, Western Road, Cork.

Of the matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Lombard, Boyhan, Ó Domhnaill and Mac Lochlainn and they will be taken now.

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