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Seanad Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022

Vol. 284 No. 8

Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

Dia dhaoibh a chairde on this fine sunny morning. I have received notice from Senator Annie Hoey that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Eduaction, Research, Innovation and Science to make a statement on future funding options for post-graduate medical students following Bank of Ireland's withdrawal of a graduate loan facility.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to carry out an immediate review of operations at University Hospital Limerick.

I have also received notice from Senator Eileen Flynn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the mental health crisis among the Traveller community and to outline when the National Traveller Mental Health Strategy will be introduced.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport to reduce the costs for individuals with long-term medical conditions and disabilities in obtaining and renewing their driver licences.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the status of the new emergency department at University Hospital Galway.

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 circular letter EUIPR 01/2021 regarding changes to the extension of the duration of planning permission.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on mental health services in Tipperary, in particular, the shortage of acute psychiatric beds.

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

The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the special arrangements to be put in place for blind and visually impaired students during leaving certificate oral examinations.

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

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