Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on classroom capacity in Irish primary schools, which is above the EU standard.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on the acquisition of a permanent site for the new Educate Together secondary school in Gorey, County Wexford.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to implement a new national men’s health action plan in the context of International Men’s Day on Friday, 19 November 2021.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to make a statement on the supports to be provided to Longford County Council following the loss of commercial rates as a result of the closure of Lough Ree power station.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the provision of Saturday morning medical cover in Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Rosscarbery, Enniskeane and Kinsale, County Cork, during the current dispute between GPs and the HSE.

I have also received notice from Senator Sharon Keogan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to make a statement on the proposed inclusion of gender identity as a protected ground under the review of the equality Acts.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to provide an update on secondary school places in Kildare South.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those raised by Senators Moynihan, Byrne, Kyne and Carrigy and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.