Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Fiona O’Loughlin 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 ensure that the drug, Patisiran, is made available to those suffering from hereditary amyloidosis.

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.

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 consider the provision of funding for the housing maintenance section in Louth County Council.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the restrictions in place on the number of housing units that may be built in each local authority area.

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 proposal for a deposit protection scheme for tenants.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the supports available to those affected by the avian flu.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the site acquisition for Summercove National School, Kinsale, County Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Gerard Craughwell of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to provide an update on the provision of overseas allowances for Irish citizens who represent Ireland as secondees to the OCSE special monitoring mission in Ukraine.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to increase the number of medical interns in response to Covid-19 and to encourage more graduates to stay in Ireland to undertake training as doctors.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make a statement on the impact of energy consumption by data centres.

I have also received notice from Senator Barry Ward of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the provisions that will be available to local authorities for the management of harbours within their functional areas.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected those raised by Senators O’Loughlin, Gavan, McGahon and Keogan and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.