Thursday, 12 October 2006
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 situation in which 18% of all trolley-bound patients in Ireland are located in two hospitals in the north-east region, that is, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, with 10% of the national total of patients and Cavan General Hospital with 8%, which is a regular feature of the region; and call for the opening of the new six-bay treatment room at Monaghan General Hospital on a seven day, 24-hour basis, particularly as staffing complements have been agreed and its operation will be cost-neutral.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national and local importance, namely, the imminent opening of the Dublin Port tunnel and the redirection of heavy goods vehicles to the M50, which, without lifting the tolls at West Link, will cause complete mayhem on both the M50 and the national primary roads that feed on to it. This matter now requires urgent attention as we are only weeks away from a predictable crisis.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the reason taxpayers should be obliged to pay €675,639 for ten days of Garda overtime, not including Garda salary costs, to pay for the cost of hundreds of gardaí to quash a peaceful protest against the building of the Corrib gas refinery that will be of little use to the people of County Mayo or Ireland and which Shell is able to pay, given its profits of $3 million per hour; and that the 114 gardaí deployed from divisions outside Mayo were badly needed elsewhere and the 69 who remain, not including gardaí from Mayo, are required elsewhere, such as in Moyross.