Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have notice from Senator Lynn Ruane 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 make a statement on the operation of the HPV vaccination programme in schools for second level students.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the development of a State-funded contraception scheme.

I have also received notice from Senators Conway and Wall of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to indicate when he intends to enact the new income limits for medical card income limits for those aged 70 years and over; review eligibility for medical cards during the pandemic; and outline the progress being made for terminally ill patients.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the acquisition of a permanent site for Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, An Ceapach, Cionn tSáile, Condae Chorcaí.

I have also received notice from Senator John McGahon of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Defence to consider amending the Defence Forces regulations to allow medals for bravery in action to be awarded to the Jadotville veterans.

I have also received notice from Senator Gerard Craughwell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister with responsibility for children, disability, equality and integration to make provision for increased funding for youth services and investment in young people in the upcoming budget.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister with responsibility for children, disability, equality and integration to make a statement on the need to provide a living wage and sick pay for early years professionals working in early childhood education.

I have also received notice from Senator Fintan Warfield of the following matter:

The need for the Minister with responsibility for enterprise, trade and employment to examine contractual issues for mobile home owners in holiday parks.

I have also received notice from Senator Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline his plans to support air routes at State airports to ensure economic recovery.

I have also received notice from Senator Erin McGreehan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to consider locating test centres for Covid-19 in County Louth.

I have also received notice from Senator Elisha McCallion of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on progress on commitments made under Annex B to the New Decade, New Approach deal.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the opening of the HSE-Respond group home facility in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

Of the matters raised by the Senators that are suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Ruane, Clifford-Lee, and Conway and Wall who are sharing time, and they will be taken now.

I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Craughwell on the ground that it anticipates the statements on the budget which are expected to take place in the Seanad on Wednesday, 14 October 2020. Senator Lombard has withdrawn his Commencement matter which I had originally selected. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.