Wednesday, 11 May 2005
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need to tackle the worsening social problem of under age binge drinking through the introduction of additional measures such as making it easier for the Garda Síochána to secure prosecutions in the courts through a lower burden of proof than is required at present as well as through the labelling of bottles and cans to show where they were sold. In addition, there should be a review of the legal issues involving home deliveries from off-licences to people who are under the legal age to purchase it but who often get away with it because of this loophole.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, that the Minister for Finance make a statement to the House on the views expressed by the IMPACT trade union that Civil Service specialists choosing to remain in Dublin instead of moving in tandem with the Government's relocation programme could cost the State €50 million a year, with these State employees not working due to continuing Government indecision.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of great public concern, namely, the urgent necessity for the Government to abandon its ludicrous plans to build incinerators at Ringaskiddy, Ringsend and Carranstown, and recognising the overwhelming opposition of communities throughout the State to incineration, the further need for the Government to abandon its incineration policy and to replace it with a zero waste strategy that will meet the needs of the people of this State and this island.