Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the major road schemes planned for the N4 from Mullingar to Sligo.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, to consider an increase in the capacity of the northern commuter rail line.

I have also received notice from Senator Rose Conway-Walsh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the closure of the day centre in Áras Attracta, County Mayo.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the reason for delays on the part of An Bord Pleanála in making planning decisions, particularly on environmentally designated lands.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to outline if the drug Pembro, pembrolizumab, will be made available to all cervical cancer patients.

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

The need for the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood relief to provide an update on the Glashaboy flood relief scheme, County Cork.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to consider Lios na gCon ring fort in Clonakilty, County Cork, as a tourism opportunity.

The matters raised by Senators Frank Feighan, Lorraine-Clifford Lee, Rose Conway-Walsh, Michelle Mulherin, Martin Conway and Colm Burke are suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Frank Feighan, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Rose Conway-Walsh and Michelle Mulherin and they will be taken now. Senators Martin Conway and Colm Burke may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Tim Lombard on the grounds that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.