Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the commitment made under the programme for Government to reform the judicial review process.

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

The need for the Taoiseach to engage, under the shared island unit initiative, with schools across both jurisdictions to include them in the discussion on the future plans for our country as we begin the second centenary of the current constitutional status of the two jurisdictions of this island.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make a statement on the plans being proposed to address the high levels of radon gas affecting more than half a million homes in this country.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to invest in cycling infrastructure along the Strawberry Beds, Dublin 15.

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

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to review the earnings threshold for qualification for the carer's allowance.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the summer provision programme.

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

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to address the possible circumvention of the Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 by certain issuers of vouchers.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the proposed transfer of 3,500 local authority water services staff to Irish Water by 31 July 2021.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the status of Irish citizens living overseas who have received Covid-19 vaccines not approved by the European Medicines Agency and who may wish to return to Ireland.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to implement a review of the operation of patients' private property accounts under section 2 of the Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006; and in particular if he will consider extending the scheme to include patients in private care.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the opening of the HSE ambulatory care centres; in particular those planned for counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo under community healthcare west.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Boyhan, McGreehan, Keogan, Currie, Maria Byrne and O’Loughlin and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.