Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 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 outline the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer on the clinical and technical issues associated with transvaginal mesh surgical procedures.

I have also received notice from Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the provision of a permanent building for Gaelscoil Cholmcille, Dublin 17.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to review Circular 22/2012 under which persons who take a leave of absence to undertake further studies are prevented from working part time.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on the role of the data controller in community closed circuit television, CCTV, schemes.

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to provide equitable remuneration to múinteoirí réamhscoile, pre-school teachers.

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 provide an update on the reform of the State contributory pension.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Murnane O'Connor, Ó Ríordáin, Colm Burke and Gallagher and they will be taken now. I regret I had to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Conway on the ground that it is anticipatory of the Second Stage of the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2018, which takes place in the Seanad on Thursday, 6 December 2018. Senator Ó Domhnaill has withdrawn his Commencement matter which I had originally selected.