Gnó an tSeanaid - 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 matters:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the provision of a high-speed rail network between Dublin and Belfast.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to allow code 115 information on driver licences to be shared with the national transplant unit and the HSE for the purpose of organ donation.

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

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for local government to make a statement on the decision to remove the Cahir local electoral area from the Clonmel borough district.

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

The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to make a statement on the confirmation by EUROSTAT that the Border, midlands and western region has moved from a developed region to a region in transition.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on the arrest and continued incarceration of two peace activists at Shannon Airport on 17 March, 2019.

I have also received notice from Senator Fintan Warfield of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the current system of hormone replacement therapy administered by the HSE in relation to transgender patients, in light of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health guidelines on standards of care and WHO declassification of gender dysphoria as a mental illness.

The matters raised by Senators Feighan, Daly, Ó Domhnaill and Gallagher are suitable for discussion and will be taken now. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Gavan on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.

Senator Warfield may give notice on another day of the matter that he wishes to raise.