Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to discuss efforts by his Department to address the unacceptably high levels of unemployment in the south east, the need for a greater focus by IDA Ireland on the region and the need for a stronger IDA Ireland presence in the region.

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

The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to set up a task force to enlist the support of all enterprise agencies to provide an employment focus in Loughrea, County Galway, in view of the loss of jobs recently in the area.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to set out the current position on the setting up of the pyrite remediation scheme.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to explain why Killarney town is losing one of its two emergency ambulances.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.