Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for public procurement and eGovernment to outline his plan for the implementation and operation of the EU digital Covid certificate in Ireland.

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 a new school building for Scoil Náisiúnta Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, Contae na Gaillimhe.

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

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to outline his plans to address the challenges of long-term unemployment black spots in Limerick.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the roll-out of a minor ailment scheme through the national network of pharmacies.

I have also received notice from Senator Erin McGreehan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to extend the reasonable accommodation fund to public sector employees.

I have also received notice from Senator Ollie Crowe of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Defence to consider concluding the military ceremony at funeral services of deceased members of the Defence Forces with a presentation to the family of an Irish flag.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to outline the measures being put in place to support the leaving certificate class of 2022.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on the construction of a new school building for Bunscoil Coláiste Mhuire, 4 Cearnóg Pharnell, Baile Átha Cliath 1.

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 set out the proposed timeline for ending the practice of strategic housing development fast-track planning for developments of 100 residential units or more.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the N24 motorway project and the need to include a bypass of Tipperary town.

I have also received notice from Senator Mary Fitzpatrick of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on his plans to increase the existing capital investment in State-provided housing to a minimum of €4 billion per annum.

I have also received notice from Senator Aisling Dolan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the proposed timeline for the opening of HSE ambulatory care centres in counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo.

I have also received notice from Senator Shane Cassells of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the collapse of the roof of the former St. Patrick’s Classical School in Navan, a listed building in the ownership of Meath County Council; and whether emergency funding will be allocated for its repair.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Doherty, Kyne, Keogan, Gavan, McGreehan and Crowe and they will be taken now. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Cassells 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.