Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to provide an update on the registration requirements communicated by Tusla for early years childcare service providers.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the timeframe for the completion of the technical assessment of Stepping Stones Special School, Kilcloon, County Meath.

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 make a statement on plans for reform and maintenance of the electoral registers.

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 consider the expansion of the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to include those who lost their home during the financial crisis but have now settled their mortgage debt and are in a financial position to buy a new home and service a loan, but to whom the banks will not lend.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the upgrade of the N71 road from Bishopstown to Castletownbere.

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 capital funding available for the upgrading and modernisation of the Cuisle accessible holiday centre, County Roscommon.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Richmond, Davitt, Boyhan and Mulherin and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Ó Domhnaill on the ground that it is a repeat of statements on the imminent closure of the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Cuisle accessible holiday resort held in the Seanad on 27 November 2019. Senator Lombard may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.