Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on his proposals to provide post-pandemic air route supports to Shannon Airport.

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 waiting times to access family home care hours in the community healthcare west region.

I have also received notice from Senators Niall Ó Donnghaile and Emer Currie for the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the creation of a portal to enable Irish citizens vaccinated in Northern Ireland and outside the EU to obtain the EU digital Covid certificate.

I have also received notice from Senator Eugene Murphy of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works to make a statement on the implications of the recent High Court order to temporarily halt the flood relief works to Lough Funshinagh, County Roscommon.

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

The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to provide an update on the implementation of the Cassells report on higher education funding.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make a statement on the implementation of the national broadband plan specifically in relation to the progress on the connectivity across Country Tipperary.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on the development of the greenway and blueways in County Louth.

I have also received notice from Senator Micheál Carrigy of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on the N4 extension from Mullingar to Roosky, County Roscommon.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and I have selected Senators Maria Byrne, Dolan, and Ó Donnghaile and Currie, who will be sharing time, and they will be taken now. Senator Murphy has withdrawn his Commencement matter, which I had originally selected. The other Senators may give notice on another day on the matters which they wish to raise.