I have received notice from Senator Brian Hayes that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to respond positively to the Childhood Development initiative, a community-based project to develop an integrated child care programme in the west Tallaght area of Dublin 24, and to outline the action the Government intends taking to facilitate this initiative on the ground.
I have also received notice from Senator Henry of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the information which has come to hand in recent days on negotiations which are taking place in third level institutions regarding direct entry into midwifery nursing.
I have also received notice from Senator Morrissey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to give an update on progress to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio in our schools; particularly in rapidly developing towns such as Swords in north Dublin, where the population has recently risen by 22%.
I have also received notice from Senator Bannon of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism to clarify the position regarding funding of genealogical projects by the Irish Genealogical Project, IGP, as funding of projects other than its own seems not to be within the remit of the IGP, precluding all other projects and effecting a situation that is adverse to the advancement of Irish genealogy as a whole.
I have also received notice from Senator Browne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to indicate the steps that are being undertaken to honour her commitment in July 2005 to provide additional capital funding to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Brian Hayes, Henry, Morrissey, Bannon and Browne as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected those raised by Senators Brian Hayes, Henry and Morrissey and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators
Bannon and Browne may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.