Gnó an tSeanaid - 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 Health to provide an update on the appointment of a neurology clinical nurse specialist for the University Limerick hospital group.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to give details of the targets set for local authorities in 2019 in relation to the delivery of affordable homes to purchase and rent.

I have also received notice from Senator Ian Marshall of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to give an update on the publication of legislation to provide for enhanced co-operation with legacy inquests in Northern Ireland.

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 assessment criteria, policy and procedures in the awarding of State contracts to successful tenderers from outside the State

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.