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 Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the development of a transport strategy for the Limerick-Shannon metropolitan area.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the availability of a full range of termination of pregnancy services in all 19 maternity units.

I have also received notice from Senator Neale Richmond of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the provision of a permanent building for Ballinteer Educate Together national school, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

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 number of properties included in the local authority social housing void programme for 2019 and the allocations to each local authority under this programme.

I have also received notice from Senator Maura Hopkins of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the supports in place for children affected by the failings in the audiology service in Roscommon and Mayo.

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

The need for the Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and flood Rrlief to provide an update on the reopening of Ballinspittle Garda station, County Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make a statement on major road schemes for the N4 between Sligo and Mullingar.

Of the matters raised by the Senators suitable for discussion, I have selected those of Senators Byrne, Kelleher, Richmond and Boyhan and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.