Seanad Éireann - Volume 178 - 24 November, 2004

Business of Seanad.

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

The need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to initiate action against Mogul Ireland for the failure to rehabilitate former mine sites and the tailings pond at Silvermines, County Tipperary, under clause K of the mining lease, in light of the fact that the Statute of Limitations is about to run out on clause K.

I have also received notice from Senator Kitt of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to approve funding for an ambulance base and primary care centre for Tuam, County Galway.

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

The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to outline the budget for the coming year on the rural transport initiative schemes and whether an increase is planned for 2005.

I have also received notice from Senator Bannon of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to clarify the position with regard to the feasibility study funding for Ballymacormack community centre, Stonepark parish, County Longford, which would be the sole provider of recreational facilities for the youth of the area under the Leader programme, whose remit is to enhance such provision to rural communities.

I have also received notice from Senator Browne of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to out[1266] line the Government policy on wireless technology and in particular the steps the Government is taking to ensure the public is kept informed and aware of any issues relating thereto.

I have also received notice from Senator McHugh of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to expedite the training module which would enable the Mulroy coast and cliff rescue boat to be commissioned.

I have also received notice from Senator Scanlon of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Transport to give an up-to-date position regarding a section of the N4 from Castlebaldwin to Colooney, County Sligo; and when it is expected that work will commence.

I have also received notice from Senator Coghlan of the following matter.

The need for the Minister for Transport as a matter of urgency to introduce, in view of the danger involved, a 30 mph speed limit on the roadway at Muckross from Abbey Cross to Torc waterfall, Killarney, County Kerry.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Bannon, Kitt, O’Meara, Browne, Feighan and McHugh as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators O’Meara, Kitt and Feighan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matters raised by Senators Scanlon and Coghlan as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matters.