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 full implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018, specifically in relation to the introduction of minimum unit pricing.

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

The need for the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to provide an update on the effectiveness of farm safety initiatives.

I have also received notice from Senator Alice-Mary Higgins of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on the regulation and licensing of heavy good vehicles, including a review of the toll road system.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the provision of new fire stations in Ballyshannon and Bundoran, County Donegal.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on Government support and promotion of soccer in Limerick communities.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Buttimer, Lombard and Higgins and they will be taken now. Senator Feighan has withdrawn his Commencement matter which I had originally selected. Senator Byrne may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.