Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Malcolm Byrne that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise 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 implications for Ireland’s reputation for overseeing the regulation of European citizens’ data.

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 teachers services for visually impaired students at second level.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to consider the provision of a new school for the Newbridge, Curragh, Kildare area.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the development of a new accident and emergency unit at Cavan General Hospital.

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

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

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

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

I have also received notice from Senator Róisín Garvey of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the provision of autism spectrum disorder, ASD, places in second level schools in County Clare.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Finance to clarify whether travel agents qualify for the Covid restrictions support scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allocate urban regeneration and development funding to Longford town.

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 Chíosóg, Ennis, County Clare.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide an update on the calf investment scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allocate urban regeneration and development funding for Clonmel, County Tipperary.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on a proposal by the anti-parasitic resistance stakeholder group to conduct an economic impact assessment of EU Regulation 2019/6 and whether he intends to seek a derogation from this regulation.

I have also received notice from Senator Rónán Mullen of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the continuing Covid-19 restrictions on religious worship in Ireland and the constitutionality of these restrictions.

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 Ivana Bacik of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to outline when community social day care facilities for older persons are expected to reopen; and when respite care facilities for older persons and their families will reopen.

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

The need for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to make a statement on the awarding of State contracts to successful tenderers from outside the State, in particular in relation to the assessment criteria, policy and procedures in place.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and the Cathaoirleach has selected Senators Byrne, Conway, O'Loughlin, O’Reilly, Warfield and Wall and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.