Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the provision of a primary care centre in Douglas, Cork.

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 make a statement on the progress by Mayo County Council in implementing Government schemes to bring vacant homes back into use.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make a statement on the powers of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission that may be contrary to city or county development plans.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected Senators Buttimer and Mulherin and they will be taken now. I regret that I had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Boyhan on the ground that it requires the Minister to provide an interpretation of the law.