Seanad Éireann - Volume 186 - 14 February, 2007

Business of Seanad.

  An Cathaoirleach: I have received notice from Senator Brennan 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 position regarding an application for funding to provide an outdoor playing area at St. James’s national school, Cappagh, Askeaton, County Limerick.

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

The need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide a progress report for the provision of a new school at the Cahergal national school site, Tuam, County Galway, following a fire at the school, and the health and safety implications.

I have also received notice from Senator John Paul Phelan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Science to outline the reasons the automatic entitlement of 2.5 resource hours per academic week for children diagnosed as having Down’s syndrome on entry to national school was withdrawn, on whose recommendation, and if she recognises that children denied that previously automatic right regress in their formative years.

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

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to review planning guidelines to incorporate traffic control measures in all new housing developments and, furthermore, to establish a funding stream for local authorities to allow for the construction of traffic calming measures in established housing developments and built-up areas.

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

[74] The need for the Minister for Education and Science to indicate the level of resources targeted at special needs, including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, etc. in the north County Dublin area and to confirm whether the needs of the children are being resourced properly.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Brennan, Kitt and John Paul Phelan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Dooley and Morrissey may give notice on another day of the matters that they wish to raise.