Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the Government's aviation recovery strategy to support airports in a post-pandemic environment.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the BreastCheck cancer screening programme.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the adequacy of the resources allocated to meet the needs of children with complex needs in special educational needs schools.

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

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the current delays in the processing of visas for workers in the hospitality and food production sectors.

I have also received notice from Senator Aidan Davitt of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice to ensure that data captured on the property price register include the Eircode postcode and the number of bedrooms in each unit sold.

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 greenways and blueways in County Louth.

I have also received notice from Senator Martin Conway of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the progress being made in appointing eye-care liaison officers to hospital groups nationally.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the proposed legislation to ensure that safe access zones are available to those accessing abortion services.

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 provision of grant aid for waste water infrastructure group sewerage schemes for communities with population bases under 10,000 people.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on the disparity in tax treatment of certain allowable expenses between landlords and owner occupiers of duplexes and apartments.

I have also received notice from Senator Garret Ahearn for 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 on the progress on connectivity across County Tipperary.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on the timelines associated with the design and planning for the proposed new build for Summercove National School, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected the matters raised by Senators Buttimer, McGreehan, Seery Kearney and O’Loughlin and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Sherlock on the ground that it anticipates the statements on the budget, which are scheduled to take place in the Seanad on Tuesday, 12 October 2021. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Conway on the ground that it is a repeat of a Commencement matter raised on 11 May 2021.

The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.