Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit, Deputy Joe O'Brien. I have received notice from Senator Micheál Carrigy on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Rural and Community Development to allocate funding under the 2021 community development pilot programme to the Attic House CLG, County Longford.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice to outline the role of the data controller in community close circuit television schemes; and if she will review the situation that exists in Monaghan town.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on plans for the allocation of premises for Gaelscoil Laighean, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.

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 for Duleek boys and girls national schools, County Meath.

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 overcrowding at the emergency department, University Hospital Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to outline when she will issue updated guidelines on the recommencement of music, dance and drama classes.

I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the appointment of eye-care liaison officers to hospital groups nationally.

I have also received notice from Senator Garret Ahearn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the proposed primary care centre for Fethard, County Tipperary.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on his plans to enter into a period of consultation in the preparation of a new agrifood strategy, which is an objective of Our Rural Future - Rural Development Policy 2021–2025.

I have also received notice from Senator Rónán Mullen of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to make a statement on the authentication and apostilling of documents by his Department.

I have also received notice from Senator Róisín Garvey of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to confirm the number of new school buildings which are at or have completed design stage with the planning and development unit of the Department; and whether these new builds have been designed with whole-school ventilation, fossil fuel-free heating systems, sufficient outdoor multi-use games areas and safe active travel infrastructure.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to review the new household means policy to ensure maintenance payments paid out are deducted from assessable income.

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for special education and inclusion to make a statement on the need for a special specific learning disability classes or reading classes in Dublin 15.

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 just transition proposals submitted by Ireland to the European Commission.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion; I have selected Senators Carrigy, Gallagher, Ward, Keogan, Kyne and Sherlock and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.