Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to state specifically when she will transfer the powers described in Part 4 of the Charities Act, 2009 to the Charities Regulatory Authority and provide the resources and staff necessary to enable the authority to carry out its functions.

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

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to indicate his intentions concerning the application for a licence for a fish farm in County Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to commit to a review of the future physical space requirements, including the number of beds, at University Hospital Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to state when all beds will be accessible in Kenmare hospital and when a full complement of staff will be in place.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to clarify why social welfare payments are taken into account in assessing entitlement to social housing support while the same social welfare payments are not taken into account in assessing entitlement to a local authority housing mortgage.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to intervene with the HSE to ensure the replacement of agency staff with full-time staff in a health facility in County Galway (details supplied).

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Rónán Mullen, Martin Conway, Hildegarde Naughton and Mark Daly and they will be taken now. Senators Colm Burke and Lorraine Higgins may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.