Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Mark Daly 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 restore funding to local youth groups to 2008 levels and work with her colleagues in other Departments to prepare an overall support package for youth groups in Ballymun.

I have also received notice from Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the mica redress scheme for affected homeowners in County Donegal.

I have also received notice from Senator Colette Kelleher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to provide an update on the future governance of and project funding for the school completion programme.

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 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 Anthony Lawlor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline his interpretation of objective 19 of the national planning framework.

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

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to outline the national strategy for promoting viable trade routes between southern Ireland and the Continent in the light of the plans by Irish Ferries to reduce its port services at Rosslare.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on rural group water schemes on funding and quality of water, with particular reference to the Keenagh electoral area in County Mayo.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Mark Daly, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Colette Kelleher and Colm Burke and they will be taken now. Senators Martin Conway, Anthony Lawlor, Tim Lombard and Paddy Burke may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise. Senators Colette Kelleher and Colm Burke have withdrawn their Commencement matters which I had selected for discussion.