Seanad Éireann - Volume 179 - 27 January, 2005

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 finalise an agreed plan for the rehabilitation of old mine sites in Silvermines, County Tipperary, in light of new evidence showing that the health of the community, particularly of children, is at risk from airborne toxic materials emanating from the eroded areas of the surface of the tailings pond at Gortmore.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to meet with a deputation from Waterford County Council to address the waste management crisis which exists in the county.

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.