Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on his plans to reform the local property tax.

I have also received notice from Senator Joe O'Reilly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to consider an extension of the pheasant shooting season until February 2021.

I have also received notice from Senator Micheál Carrigy of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline the timeline of the change in organisation status from section 39 to 38 of St. Christopher's services, Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide medical cards to people with terminal illnesses.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Boylan:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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 Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to provide funding for the construction of a physical education hall as part of the school extension at Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Cíosóg, Ennis, County Clare.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allocate urban regeneration funding for the Bridge Street and Linenhall Street areas in Dundalk, County Louth.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice to make a statement on the recent High Court judgment in the Schrems II case and its implication on Ireland's reputation for overseeing the regulation of European citizens' data.

I have also received notice from Senator Garret Ahearn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make a statement on the roll-out of the national smart metering programme.

I have also received notice from Senator Regina Doherty of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to instruct regional Intreo offices to process outstanding short-time work support applications by Aer Lingus workers.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to outline the transitional arrangements in place to deal with applications outstanding on the closure of Caranua at the end of this year.

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 Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for special education and inclusion to outline her plans to carry out a review of visiting teacher services for visually impaired students at second level.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide a timeline on the reopening of community social day care facilities for older persons, and respite care facilities for older persons and their families.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to put a plan in place for consultation between the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team to ensure the safe reopening of retail establishments in December 2020.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Wall of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on the progress of the new town distributor road for Athy, County Kildare.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Boyhan, Joe O’Reilly, Carrigy, O’Loughlin and Boylan, and they will be taken now. Senator Dooley has withdrawn his matter which I had originally selected.

The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.