Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threat to the lives of innocent people throughout the country, caused by the Government's inaction on rising crime rates which leave nobody immune from violent crime, even in their own homes, as horrifically demonstrated by the recent death of an 83 year old man in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, last weekend.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise the following matter of local and national importance, namely, the need for the new Minister for Education and Science to urgently revisit the decision made to cut back one teacher at St. Peter and Paul's boys national school in Baldoyle. There will be more pupils in the school next year than this year. By carrying out this cutback our young pupils and teachers will suffer while Fianna Fáil will break its election manifesto to reduce class sizes to 26:1.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the damaging effect of rising fuel costs, which have doubled in recent months, on Irish fishermen who are finding it extremely difficult to make a living, especially in the circumstances of the ongoing quota and other restrictions which are placing a massive burden on fishermen operating out of Irish ports, and the need for action to be taken to introduce some relief.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the following matter of urgent national importance, namely, the need for all involved in the current round of pay talks to prioritise those on low pay, to accept that in the last pay talks the low paid fared least favourably and that their increases were first to be stripped away by inflation; to acknowledge the serious impact that rising consumer prices are having on this section of our people, adding significantly to food and fuel poverty and to ensure that any pay increases awarded in the pay talks to the lowest paid are geared to outstripping inflation and providing an acceptable standard of living to those people.