Dáil debates

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31


3:00 pm

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Kerry North, Fine Gael)

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the recent report compiled by Professor Ken Hardman on behalf of the European Parliament which shows that Irish schools are close to the bottom of an EU-wide league table relating to the provision of physical education classes, with the lowest weekly allocation of physical education lessons, no physical education taught in some primary schools, inadequate facilities and equipment in some 60% of primary schools, a gap between hope and happening in the field of physical education and an increased incidence of related problems such as obesity.


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