Tuesday, 19 April 2005
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the Adjournment of the Dáil to address the following urgent matter of national importance, namely, the ongoing crisis in our public hospital accident and emergency departments, as highlighted by the series of protests by the Irish Nurses' Organisation and including the totally unacceptable situation in Tallaght Hospital, where, on 12 and 13 April, there were 62 and 67 people respectively lying on trolleys in the accident and emergency department, as well as dozens queuing for attention in the unit.
I seek the Adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent importance: the tragic death of a young mother and her two children in County Wexford; the failure of the Government to introduce comprehensive suicide prevention programmes based on research; why 450 people take their lives annually and more than 11,500 engage in self-harm; the failure of the Government to act on the 80 recommendations of the national task force on suicide; and the statement by the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children on 12 April that, seven years after the publication of the report of the national task force on suicide, he awaits a report on action plans for a national strategy on suicide prevention later this year.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following issue of urgent public importance: the need for a full report on the plans to ration water in Carlow following the contamination of the public water supply with the parasite, cryptosporidium, which can be fatal, especially in the light of the ongoing concern about the lack of a general hospital in the county and the fact that there is no Irish standard to measure the incidence of the parasite.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following matter of national and local importance: the loss of 200 jobs in Castlebar, County Mayo; the need for the Government to address the worsening jobs crisis in County Mayo and the total failure of IDA Ireland to address the current critical situation.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following issue of urgent importance: the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to make an explicit commitment that Irish children will not be deprived of the care and company of their parents as a result of a deportation order made by him and to note that the absence of such a commitment prompted more than 70 Nigerian fathers to commence a hunger strike last week.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of vital national importance: the recently published report of the Data Protection Commissioner, in which the commissioner drew attention to the use of spam and various other forms of invasion of privacy, and the need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to direct ComReg on the issue as a matter of urgency.