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 Justice to make a statement on the increased funding allocated to An Garda Síochána in budget 2022 to tackle antisocial behaviour.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to provide an update on the accessibility action proposals outlined in the Transport Access for All plan.

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 make a statement on his plans to establish separate offices of chief scientific adviser and scientific advisory council and to outline progress on the development of a national research strategy.

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

The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to make a statement on the technological university of the south east.

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 proposed extension to the Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, County Cork.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to address the lack of parity between traditional and simplified Chinese characters in leaving certificate Mandarin Chinese.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the progress made in the provision of youth homelessness services and supports.

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

The need for the Minister for Finance to make a statement on the loss of agricultural tax reliefs on agricultural lands when solar panels are installed in over 50% of the land.

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

The need for the Minster for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on plans for electoral boundary reviews for local, Dáil and European constituencies following census 2022.

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

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Education with responsibility for special education and inclusion to provide an update on staffing and supports for Danu Community Special School, Dublin 15.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Boylan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the control of the supply of slug pellets for domestic use in order to protect hedgehogs and other wildlife.

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

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for mental health and older people to make a statement on the development of later life psychiatry services at the former Rosalie unit, Castlerea, County Roscommon.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected those raised by Senators Maria Byrne, McGreehan, Malcolm Byrne and Cummins and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.