Wednesday, 1 June 2005
Requests to Move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of major national importance, namely why independent consultants hired by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Deputy Noel Dempsey, to review the safety of the Corrib gas onshore pipeline, are part-owned by the project's major shareholder, Shell. It would be better to defer any decision to grant consent to install and commission the Corrib gas pipeline in the interests of the health and safety of the Erris residents. The only option available is an offshore oil terminal.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely the urgent need for the Government to implement the Carers Association's national strategy for carers. Some 150,000 carers currently work more than 3 million hours each week, resulting in savings to the Exchequer of up to €2 billion annually.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of urgent national importance, namely that the Taoiseach or the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government make a statement to the House in light of media reports that the Cabinet has made a decision to provide public money to facilitate the construction of incinerators here.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely the recent EUROSTAT report that draws attention to Ireland's sub-standard record on waste and other environmental issues.