Thursday, 3 February 2005
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss an important matter which requires urgent attention, namely, the failure of Cork City Council to collect rubbish that is not placed in bins or is untagged and is lying on streets leaving the current European capital of culture resembling an open tip. In view of this I hope the Ceann Comhairle will accede to my request.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of urgent importance, namely, the failure of the Government to make the promised January decision on the future structure and funding of Aer Lingus; the fact that the two deadlines for that decision have now passed and the need for the Government to make an urgent decision on this matter as the airline is rapidly losing value.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate an issue of national importance, namely, the need to protect consumers from the growing onslaught of direct marketing by post, e-mail and telephone through the introduction of tighter new legislation, including appropriate penalties and fines for non-compliance.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent public concern, namely, that the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children immediately honour the terms of the agreement reached in early 2003 with the management of St. John of God north-east services for the provision of 94 additional staff at St. Mary's, Drumcar, for the delivery of care, including respite care, for persons with disabilities in the north-east region.