Seanad Éireann - Volume 193 - 27 January, 2009

Business of Seanad.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Science to clarify the operation of supervision and substitution in special needs schools, with specific reference to St. Columba’s national school, Douglas, Cork.

I have also received notice from Senator Phil Prendergast of the following matter:

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to make a statement on the huge increase in job losses affecting south Tipperary resulting from the closure of Quinn Merriott and Moy Isover and the cutting of the workforce in Dell, Waterford Crystal and Bulmers Ireland.

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

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure the national cancer screening services prioritise the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar as a centre for the continuing and further development of colposcopy services for the women of the entire midlands region.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.