Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to comment on the funding position of the Spraoi community child care facility in Milltown Malbay, County Clare which is in immediate danger of closing.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the plans, proposed facilities and rationale for the site choice for the new school arising from the amalgamation of the Mercy and Presentation schools in Galway city.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and the HSE to ensure the continued funding of special needs assistants in preschools in County Meath.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.