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 of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works to consider the development of Desmond Castle, Kinsale, County Cork, as an interpretative centre in view of the national and international significance of the Battle of Kinsale in 1601.

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

Chun a iarraidh ar an Aire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige luach saothair cothrom a thabhairt do mhúinteoirí réamhscoile or the need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to provide for equitable remuneration for pre-school teachers.

I have also received notice from Senator Gerald Nash of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline his views on plans by hospital management to change the name of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to consider extending the opening hours of the minor injuries unit at Monaghan General Hospital and if he will explore the option of adding to the services available at the hospital.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, to consider an increase in capacity on the northern commuter railway line.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Tim Lombard, Brian Ó Domhnaill, Gerald Nash and Robbie Gallagher and they will be taken now. Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.