Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office. I call Deputy Morgan.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the following matter of urgent national importance, namely, the decision by the Argos chain to fly in English scab labour, or scab labour from anywhere, to work in its stores in Ireland when its employees are striking for an extra €1 per hour, and to call on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to draw up legislation forbidding foreign companies, or indeed Irish companies, from engaging in this kind of underhand, despicable tactic against workers, which is a throwback to the 1913 lockout, and thereby refusing to deal with labour issues in an Irish setting through the Labour Court and other mediation routes.
I seek the adjournment of the House under Standing Order 32 to discuss the fact that despite the large number of fish being taken illegally from Irish waters by non-Irish vessels, which is regularly reported to the authorities here, little action is being taken to prevent this illegal fishing, and that it is responsible for massive losses to the fishing sector here both through the loss of stock and the imposition of further penalties on Irish fishermen.