Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the availability of drug and alcohol detox treatment in Cork.

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 make a statement on the assistance available for properties built by the State in the 1960s now affected by subsidence.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the Letterbrick water scheme in County Mayo.

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 application by St. Aidan’s comprehensive school, Cootehill, County Cavan, for departmental assistance.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide appropriate funding for residential care for a person (details supplied) who is currently in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on the proposed community CCTV schemes in Cork county and, in particular, on the role of the data controller and the timeline for implementation of the scheme.

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 Senator Ó Ríordáin has withdrawn his Commencement matter which I had originally selected.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