Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the funding options available to Clare County Council for the regeneration and upgrade of the public realm, community amenities, sports and leisure facilities in Shannon, County Clare, to address the social and economic decline in the area.

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

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to review the current position whereby a person may qualify for a bus pass on medical grounds but becomes ineligible if he or she is in receipt of payments from the Office of Wards of Court.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure the temporary site for the Killester-Raheny-Clontarf Educate Together school will be within the catchment area.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the future of Caridas House, Drumconrath, County Meath.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on Garda resourcing in Limerick city and surrounding areas.

Of the matters raised by the Senators that are suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Boyhan, Colm Burke, Ó Ríordáin and Gallagher and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Kieran O’Donnell on the ground that it is a repeat of a Commencement matter raised on 4 April, 2019.