Thursday, 13 October 2005
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 1.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance and concern, namely, the serious threat to Dublin Bay by the proposal to infill 52 acres; the potential threat of flooding to areas such as Clontarf and Fairview and the need for diversion of port traffic from Dublin to satellite ports in the region.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent public and national concern, namely, that Ireland is 11th in Europe for kidney transplantation and 29th in Europe for living transplantation, that only two of 93 kidney transplants so far this year were living transplants, that 405 people are on a waiting list and 1,313 are in hospital or on home dialysis and the necessity for the introduction of a living kidney transplantation programme in Ireland.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following issue of national importance, namely, the need for the Ministers for Transport and Justice, Equality and Law Reform to tackle not just the waiting list for driving tests but the increasing incidence of sloppy driving, dangerous driving and drink driving in built up areas by a minority of motorists, Irish and overseas, who should not be let behind a steering wheel, and through the proper enforcement of the law, allied with the provision of the necessary resources to deal with the ongoing threat, to make our roads less dangerous and, ultimately, save lives.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, Ryanair's removal of a group of blind people from one of its planes and to withdraw Ryanair's Irish aviation licence in view of the company's discrimination against people with disabilities and the need to alter the Aviation Authority regulations to ensure airlines cannot discriminate in this manner in future.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate a matter of urgent national importance, namely, to allow the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Deputy Noel Dempsey, explain to the House how objections to the Corrib gas pipeline sent to the Department were not passed on to the Minister's Corrib gas technical advisory group and in the light of evidence at the belated public hearing that in the event of a gas leak from the pipe any person within one mile would be killed, that the Dáil should put forward alternatives to the reckless course of action being pursued by the Government and Shell in Erris, County Mayo.