Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Erin McGreehan 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 to provide an update on plans to increase capacity and reduce waiting times for gynaecology services.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the process for making submissions on proposals for inclusion of buildings and other structures in the record of protected structures in the current Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county development plan.

I have also received notice from Senator Aidan Davitt of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the introduction of maternity leave for county councillors.

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 fund, URDF, funding for the Camlin quarter in Longford town.

I have also received notice from Senator Seán Kyne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on the delivery of new school buildings for Scoil Mhuire, Maigh Cuilinn, Contae na Gaillimhe.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the status of an application by Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School for the construction of a permanent school building.

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 make a statement on the supports to be given to Dublin City Council to deliver social and affordable housing and community facilities on public land at Oscar Traynor Road, Dublin 5.

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for community development and charities to make a statement on the cy-près scheme in respect of O'Modhrain Hall, Newbridge, County Kildare.

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

The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to establish a scheme of funded apprenticeships through local authorities.

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

The need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the difficulties being faced by persons working as content moderators.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators McGreehan, Boyhan, Davitt, Carrigy, Kyne and Bacik and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator O’Loughlin on the ground that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.