Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator John Cummins that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make a statement on the number of vacancies in district veterinary posts with responsibility for the tuberculosis, TB, eradication programme, especially in the Waterford and Cork areas.

I have also received notice from Senator Mark Wall of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the redevelopment of the former day care centre in Monasterevin, County Kildare, as a healthcare centre.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the lack of parity between the use of traditional and simplified Chinese characters in leaving certificate Mandarin Chinese.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to make a statement on the appointments process relating to the Climate Change Advisory Council.

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.

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 Maria Byrne of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the new supports available to first-time buyers.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on the availability of charging points, especially in the counties Monaghan, Cavan and Meath.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the staffing resources and services at the diabetes clinic in the University of Limerick Hospital Group.

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 the funding allocation for Galway County Council given that the local municipal districts have all rejected the proposed 2022 budgets.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Cummins, Wall, Ward and Boylan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matter they have raised.