Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Michelle Mulherin that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

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

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on Health Service Executive funding in 2020 for Inishowen Children's Autism Related Education, iCARE, Buncrana, County Donegal, and the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, Donegal town, County Donegal.

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 as those applied to the private landlord housing sector.

I have also received notice from Senator Michael McDowell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the making of an order under the regional spatial economic strategy on the proposed plan to extend the metro to Rathfarnham and Churchtown.

I have also received notice from Senator Maria Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline whether provisions are being made to connect houses on the Cratloe Road to the public sewer on the Ennis Road in County Limerick during the construction of the Coonagh to Knocklisheen distributor road.

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 accessible holiday centre, County Roscommon.

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 closed-circuit television schemes in County Cork, in particular, the role of the data controller and the timeline for implementation of the scheme.

Of the matters raised by the Senators that are suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Mulherin, Mac Lochlainn, Boyhan and McDowell and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Byrne on the grounds that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.