Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on the imprisonment of Catalan political and civil society leaders.

I have also received notice from Senator Keith Swanick of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the allocation of hours under the HSE home support service, and the complaints procedure in place under the scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Maura Hopkins of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on plans for the site of the former St. Brigid's Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the review of the inclusion of the FreeStyle Libre in the reimbursement of medical devices under the community drug scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Kevin Humphreys of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the purchase by Iarnród Éireann of additional carriages for the Intercity network.

I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the consultation process undertaken by his Department following applications for aquaculture licences in a special area of conservation.

I have also received notice from Senator Tim Lombard of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the acquisition of a new site for Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, Kinsale, County Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Anthony Lawlor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the funding to be allocated for the development of the endoscopic unit in Naas General Hospital, County Kildare.

I have also received notice from Senator Máire Devine of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the appointment of a sarcoma specialist for St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.

I have also received notice from Senator Aidan Davitt of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the provision of maternity leave for local authority elected members.

I have also received notice from Senator Gerald Nash of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to make a statement on whether she plans to defer the recommended national minimum wage increase due to come into effect on 1 January 2020.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice to provide an update on the planned upgrade of Tubbercurry Garda station.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the status of the HSE and Respond group home in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected those raised by Senators Gavan, Swanick and Hopkins and they will be taken now. Senator Ó Ríordáin has withdrawn his matter, which I had selected for discussion. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.