Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the provision of a post-primary feeder school for St. Andrew’s national school in Bray, County Wicklow.

I have also received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the review of income thresholds to qualify for social housing.

I have also received notice from Senator Kieran O’Donnell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the regulation and operation of retirement homes and villages.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to make a statement on family reunification.

I have also received notice from Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood relief to provide funding for a flood relief scheme in Buncrana, County Donegal.

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 County Cork, in particular, the role of the data controller and the timeline for implementation of the scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Michelle Mulherin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide funding to Mayo General Hospital to facilitate the planned extension of the emergency department, a new medical assessment unit and additional bed capacity.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to empower the Residential Tenancies Board to monitor local authority housing stock to ensure similar standards to those applied to the private landlord housing sector.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the funding available for the upgrading and modernisation of the Cuisle Holiday Centre, County Roscommon.

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for local government and electoral reform to make a statement on the current status of the Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Craughwell, Murnane O’Connor and Kieran O’Donnell and they will be taken now. Senator Kelleher has withdrawn her Commencement matter which I had originally selected.

I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Gallagher on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.