Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senators Maria Byrne and Kieran O'Donnell that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, they propose to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to make a statement on RTÉ's proposed financial restructuring plan.

I have also received notice from Senator Terry Leyden of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on the planned refurbishment of Roscommon courthouse.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Ruane of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide an update on the preparation of the report required under section 27 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017.

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

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on the assassinations of community leaders in Colombia between August 2018 and August 2019.

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 Michelle Mulherin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the provision of a new fire station in Crossmolina, County Mayo.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Daly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on staffing levels and bed capacity in Kenmare community hospital, County Kerry.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on his budget announcement of an amendment to section 477C of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 to provide for an extension of the help-to-buy scheme for a further two years.

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 the Cuisle accessible holiday centre in County Roscommon.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the current status of the building project for Scoil Mhuire, Rockcorry, County Monaghan.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Byrne and Kieran O'Donnell, Leyden, Ruane and Gavan and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Boyhan on the ground that it anticipates the Second Stage debate of the Finance Bill 2019, which is scheduled to take place in the Seanad on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.