Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Frank Feighan that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the major road schemes planned for the N4 from Mullingar to Sligo.

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 the capacity of the northern commuter rail line.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the closure of the day centre in Áras Attracta, 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 in relation to environmentally-designated lands.

I have also received notice from Senator Tim Lombard of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to consider Lios na gCon ring fort in Clonakilty, County Cork, as a tourism opportunity.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to outline if the drug Pembro, pembrolizumab, will be made available to all cervical cancer patients.

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood relief to provide an update on the Glashaboy flood relief scheme, County Cork.

Of the matters raised by Senators that are suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Feighan, Clifford-Lee, Conway-Walsh and Mulherin and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Tim Lombard 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.