Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to make a statement on the tendering process for direct provision accommodation.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Wall of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to compile a national register of automated external defibrillators and the community groups holding them.

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 his recent visit to China.

I have also received notice from Senator Fiona O’Loughlin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to undertake a review of the Teaching Council.

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 Senators Lisa Chambers, Niall Blaney and Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

To need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to commit to 100% redress for the families and homeowners affected by pyrite and mica in the west and north west, in particular in counties of Donegal, Mayo and Clare.

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.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Mullen, Ruane, Wall, O’Loughlin and Ahearn, and Senators Chambers, Blaney and Dooley, who are sharing time, and they will be taken now. Senator Byrne may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.