Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit. I have received notice from Senator Aisling Dolan 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 provide an update on the delivery of the equality of opportunity on schools, DEIS, resource allocation system and the timeline for its completion, publication and implementation.

I have also received notice from Senator Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to ensure that Clooney National School, Ennis, County Clare, retains its four-teacher status.

I have also received notice from Senator Malcolm Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to provide an update on the development of an overall plan for social and affordable housing in Gorey and the wider north Wexford area.

I have also received notice from Senator John McGahon of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the supports being put in place to protect diabetes patients in light of the risk to them of serious health complications from Covid-19.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the Sláintecare proposals regarding elective and ambulatory hospital plans for counties Galway, Cork and Dublin.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice to make a statement on the failure to waive financial eligibility criteria when providing legal aid to the families of the Stardust fire victims in the ongoing inquest.

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 clarification on the statutory timeframes pertaining to the aquacultural licensing system.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to legislate to create safe access zones for hospitals.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on the remedial works required to Duleek boys' and girls' national schools, County Meath.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the provision of funding for trainee psychologists.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Dolan, Dooley, Byrne, McGahon, Kyne and Boylan and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.