Seanad Éireann - Volume 168 - 12 December, 2001

Business of Seanad.

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

    The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to outline the reasons for the reduction in Garda personnel at Newport Garda station, County Mayo, and the reason the sergeant who retired there some years ago has not been replaced.

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

    The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the reason the Minister's list of chiropodists has been closed with the result that GMS patients, some with serious systemic conditions, have problems getting treatment.

I have also received notice from Senator Ó Fearghail of the following matter:

    The need for the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to provide funding for a new sewage treatment plant to service the Curragh Camp and its environs together with the villages of Brownstown, Suncroft and Cutbush, County Kildare.

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

    The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to review the operation of community policing, which is causing serious concern in rural areas due to the low number of Garda personnel available.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Chambers, Henry and Ó Fearghail and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator [1402] O'Meara may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.