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 matter:

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills with special responsibility for higher education to provide an update on the capital funding requirements of St. Angela's College in Sligo in the light of the merger of St. Angela's College and the National University of Ireland, Galway, NUIG.

I have also received notice from Senator Maria Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on the provision of a Garda station to serve Castletroy in Limerick and the wider Limerick city east area.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to outline when the new model of care for the treatment of patients with lymphoedema will be finalised; and whether the necessary resources are being allocated for implementation of same.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O'Donnell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the plans in place by the National Transport Authority to meet the transport needs of rural areas along the N7, Limerick to Dublin road, including Birdhill, in the light of proposed changes by a private operator on the route.

The matters raised by Senators Feighan, Byrne and Colm Burke 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 Kieran O'Donnell on the grounds that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.