Thursday, 10 November 2005
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent, public and national concern, namely, the necessity, in this men's cancer awareness week, to increase awareness among the male population of the urgent importance of making better use of preventative and primary care services at an earlier stage to promote early detection of cancer given that 6,500 men in Ireland are diagnosed with the most common male cancers annually — prostate, colorectal bowel and testicular cancer — the need to encourage men in all age groups to attend their general practitioner for regular check-ups or body NCTs even when they feel perfectly healthy and thus improve their long-term survival rates and, similar to national wills week, advocate the incentive of an annual free male medical check-up to coincide with men's cancer week.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to facilitate the discussion of an issue of national importance, namely, the ongoing indecision in respect of An Post and the need for the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, at the first available opportunity, to debate the issue with a view to identification of the cause or causes, which have led to the dispute, and to a lasting resolution.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of urgent importance, namely, the need for the Government to provide a significant child care package for both working and stay at home parents to enable them to access quality child care at a reasonable cost.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the Government's ongoing failure to recognise and address this State's growing cocaine crisis despite increasing seizures, such as that in Loughlinstown two days ago, or to produce and resource a coherent plan to deal with the rising level of cocaine dealing and abuse in this State even though the consequences for communities are devastating.