Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Maria Byrne that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide additional Garda resources in east Limerick.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on Garda resources for Beaumont in north Dublin and the measures being taken to address the escalation in anti-social behaviour in the area.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline when the threshold cap for the housing list in County Carlow will be increased.

I have also received notice from Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the timeline to facilitate the planned referendum on presidential voting rights in May 2019.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the mica redress scheme for affected homeowners in County Donegal.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to arrange for an inspection of St. Patrick's girls' national school, Gardiner's Hill, Cork, to enable the immediate carrying out of remedial works.

I have also received notice from Senator Rose Conway-Walsh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to consider the need for the provision of a helicopter pad on Inishturk Island, County Mayo.

I have also received notice from Senator Michelle Mulherin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the reason for delays by An Bord Pleanála in making planning decisions, particularly regarding environmentally designated lands.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the local government County and City Management Association, CCMA, shared service programme; the number of shared service projects currently in operation; and plans to expand shared services and synergies across the local government sector.

Of the matters raised by the Senators that are suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Ó Ríordáin, Byrne, Murnane O'Connor and Ó Donnghaile and they will be taken now. I regret I have to rule out of order the matter submitted by Senator Boyhan on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.