Business of Seanad

I have notice from Senator Cáit Keane 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 and Skills to set out details of the proposals, plans and timeframe for the provision of a permanent building for Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna, Knocklyon, Dublin.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to review the funding policy for post-primary schools where DEIS and non-DEIS schools have amalgamated.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to clarify whether children in the Glencullen, County Dublin, catchment area will be in the school feeder area for the proposed new Educate Together post-primary school in Stepaside, County Dublin.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:

An gá go dtabharfaidh an tAire Coimirce Sóisialaí tuairisc ar cé mhéad uair a ndeachaigh oifigigh leasa shóisialaigh ar cuairt chuig tithe cliant i gConamara le bliain anuas de bharr nach raibh na daoine sin ábalta taisteal chuig oifig chathair na Gaillimhe nó oifig An Chlocháin mar gheall ar chúinsí airgeadais nó iompair nó ar chúiseanna bailí eile.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to furnish details of all repayments received under the fair deal scheme from the estates of deceased fair deal recipients.

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline any substantive differences that will accrue to same-sex couples from redefining marriage which are not already allowed for under civil partnership legislation.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Keane, Higgins, White, Ó Clochartaigh and Burke as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Keane, Higgins, White and Ó Clochartaigh and they will be taken now. Senator Colm Burke may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Walsh on the grounds that it involves a repeat of the debate on Committee Stage of the Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015.