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 for Justice and Equality to outline the timeframe for the construction of the new Garda headquarters in Sligo.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the target of the Climate Action Plan 2019 to plant 8,000 ha of new forest each year and the supports in place to achieve this target.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Rural and Community Development to make a statement on the provision of library services in Mahon, Cork.

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

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on the peace process in Colombia and the continued assassinations of trade union, civil society and community leaders.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Feighan, Boyhan and Buttimer and they will be taken now. Senator Gavan has withdrawn his Commencement matter, which I had originally selected.