Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Tim Lombard that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he propose to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on plans to review the school transport scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to make a statement on the pension entitlements of community employment supervisors.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan on the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the safety measures in place to counteract anti-social behaviour on the Sligo-Dublin railway line.

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to make a statement on the relocation of family support services from the F2 Fatima centre, Dublin 8.

I have also received notice from Senator Michelle Mulherin on the following matter;

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the construction of a new bridge at Cloongullane, Swinford, County Mayo, and the planning for an orbital route for Ballina, County Mayo.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to outline if there is additional bed capacity in nearby hospitals that could be used to alleviate the overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Lombard, Murnane O’Connor, Feighan and Ruane and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.