Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to provide an update on his Department’s plans to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure in the villages of Doolin, Broadford, Cooraclare and Carrigaholt in County Clare.

I have also received notice from Senator Pat Casey of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to outline when he proposes to make waiver of rates regulations under section 15 of the Local Governments Rates and other Matters Act 2019.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on a request for funding for additional classroom space in St. Mel’s College, Longford.

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 Malcolm Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on waiting lists for driving tests.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to update the planning guidelines to ensure that changing place toilet facilities are available in all public buildings.

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 Mary Fitzpatrick of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to provide funding for the creation of a national monument museum on Moore Street, Dublin 1, and the regeneration of trading on that street.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the reopening of the gay men’s health service post Covid-19 restrictions.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the nursing homes support scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the national awareness campaign on HIV-related stigma to coincide with World AIDS Day on 1 December 2020.

I have also received notice from Senator Emer Currie of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on the development of the N3 to N4 link road.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected those of Senators Conway, Casey, Carrigy and Gavan and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.