Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Maria Byrne that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the provision of HSE funding in the community healthcare organisation, CHO, 3 area for new power chairs and the measures being taken to address the waiting list for funding.

I have also received notice from Senator Gabrielle McFadden of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for equality, immigration and integration issues to make a statement on the plans, if any, he has to review and strengthen the law on hate crime, incitement and online hate speech which is becoming increasingly common in political discourse and society at large.

I have also received notice from Senator John O'Mahony of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide clarification on the fees incurred by the holders of a free travel pass when they book a train seat in advance.

The matters raised by Senators Maria Byrne and Gabrielle McFadden are suitable for discussion and will be taken now. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator John O'Mahony on the grounds that the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.