Business of Seanad.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to outline the circumstances surrounding the initial blocking and continued prevarication relating to the application for citizenship of a person (details supplied).

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

The need for the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to reinstate the social welfare office in Dunmanway, County Cork, and to urgently restore the level of service provided at the office prior to its temporary closure in July of this year.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to elaborate on his response to the European Commission in regard to restrictions in local authority development plans and the growing prevalent practice of including local needs restrictions in same.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport and the Marine to instigate procedures whereby train station car parks are included within the Minister's regulatory powers.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Norris, McCarthy, Coghlan and Hannigan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Norris, McCarthy and Coghlan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Hannigan may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.