Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Mary Fitzpatrick that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the arrangements being put in place for the leaving certificate examinations in 2021.

I have also received notice from Senators Malcolm Byrne and Barry Ward of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to make a statement on the detention of pro-democracy and human rights activists in Hong Kong and on the operation of the national security law by the Chinese Government in Hong Kong.

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

The need for the Minister for Rural and Community Development to allocate funding to Drumlish go green centre, County Longford, under the rural regeneration and development fund 2020.

I have also received notice from Senator Marie Sherlock of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for planning and local government to provide an update on the implementation of the recommendations of the Moorhead report on the role and remuneration of local authority elected members.

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

The need for the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to make a statement on the regulation of the essential use of Airbnb in Ireland under level 5 restrictions.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to expand the pyrite remediation scheme to dwellings constructed prior to 1997 in north County Dublin.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.