Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to outline the supports provided under the national childcare scheme for parents who are not in employment or are on low incomes.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to set out the timeline for the introduction of legislation to provide for a directly elected mayor in Limerick in 2022.

I have also received notice from Senator Colette Kelleher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the options available to a family (details supplied) for family reunification.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on the need for a co-ordinated Government response to recent murders in the north side of Dublin similar to the north east inner city Mulvey report.

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