Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister of State 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 Robbie Gallagher of the following matter:

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the exclusion of the poultry sector from changes to the employment permits system for workers from outside the European Economic Area.

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 to protect hedgehogs and other wildlife.

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 Fiona O'Loughlin of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on plans for the development of a hospice in the midlands.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the proposed new elective hospital for Cork.

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 John McGahon of the following matter:

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

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

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

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for public health, well-being and the national drugs strategy to make a statement on the timeline for the proposed legislation on assisted human reproduction.

I have also received notice from Senator Timmy Dooley of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the decision by the Irish Coast Guard to stand down the Doolin Coast Guard unit.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the decision by the Irish Coast Guard to stand down the Doolin Coast Guard unit and his Department's engagement with the Irish Coast Guard in the matter.

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

The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to make a statement on the actions taken by his Department to address student housing poverty and the delivery of affordable student accommodation.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected those raised by Senators Currie, Gallagher, Boylan and Boyhan, and they will be taken now.