Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Justice to make a statement on the issues highlighted in the internal Garda investigation into the cancellation of domestic violence 999 calls.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline when Dunmore East will be included as a designated landing port for Northern Ireland and British-based fishing vessels.

I have also received notice from Senators Erin McGreehan and Vincent P. Martin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to ban the importation of non-native honeybees into the Republic of Ireland.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the harvesting ban on peat and the need to import high-grade peat to keep the mushroom industry alive.

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 Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, 4 Cearnóg Parnell, Baile Átha Cliath 1.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to put in place a fair and equitable compensation scheme for, and to make an apology to, the victims of thalidomide.

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 Gerard Craughwell of the following matter

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to provide an update on the provision of an overseas allowance for Irish citizens who represent Ireland as secondees to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE, special monitoring mission in Ukraine.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the progress of Drimnagh primary care centre in Dublin 12.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the extension of vehicle life for taxis and the grant for electrical to hybrid vehicle upgrade.

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

The need for the Minister for Rural and Community Development to make a statement on her Department’s plan to increase funding for rural recreational officers to enable the administration of the rural recreation and walks scheme in west Cork.

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

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to make a statement on her plans to extend the free travel pass.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Garvey, Cummins, McGreehan and Martin, who will be sharing time, and Senators Gallagher, Sherlock and Ward and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.