Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have notice from Senator Seán Kyne 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 expansion and resourcing of Westdoc.

I have also received notice from Senator Sharon Keogan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to introduce regulations to allow the flu vaccine to be administered in outlets other than general practice surgeries and community pharmacies.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the delivery of the winter flu vaccine to all GPs throughout the country.

I have also received notice from Senator Ivana Bacik of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Nursing Home, Dublin 4.

I have also received notice from Senator Eugene Murphy of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works to provide an update on the report into Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on the decision to change the employment wage subsidy scheme from weekly to monthly payments.

I have also received notice from Senator Marie Sherlock of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on primary school substitute panels.

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 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 Niall Ó Donnghaile of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to outline whether the Government will cover the costs of citizens in the North of Ireland to ensure they retain their right to hold a European health insurance card post Brexit.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the Government’s languages strategy; and to outline the plans in place to increase the number of second-level foreign language teachers.

I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the new 60-bed modular unit in University Hospital Limerick.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Boylan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister with responsibility for social protection, community and rural development and the islands to outline the measures to be undertaken to ensure the responsible sale of dogs in the lead-in to Christmas.

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

The need for the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to examine contractual issues for mobile home owners in holiday parks.

I have also received notice from Senator Fiona O'Loughlin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on primary school class numbers and supports available for primary school teachers; the restoration of assistant principal posts; and the plans she has for pay parity for all teachers.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected those of Senators Kyne, Keogan, Paul Daly, Bacik, Murphy and Cummins, and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.