Tuesday, 24 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 failure of Shell to even vacate the compulsory acquisition orders for the existing Corrib gas route granted and facilitated by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Deputy Noel Dempsey, and his Fianna Fáil predecessors, despite assurances given that the pipeline route was being altered and to ask whether the Government will direct Shell to cease construction of the Corrib gas refinery at Bellanaboy, County Mayo, which would mean an end to the Corrib gas protest and would prepare the way for talks, where other options to bring the gas to shore would be seriously considered.
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 intervene directly in the dispute over the Corrib gas pipeline and terminal in order to come to a resolution that addresses the concerns of locals on health and safety and the lack of economic benefits they see accruing from the project.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, given that tens of thousands of electors have this week been notified they are being deleted from the register of electors, the urgent need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to ensure that no one is deleted from the register of electors unless he or she has died, his or her entry is a duplication or he or she has moved, and to ask the Minister to make a statement on the matter.