Dáil debates

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

 

11:00 am

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Anois, iarratais chun tairiscint a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan-Ordú 32. We will now deal with requests to move the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32.

Photo of James BannonJames Bannon (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threat to the country's 2.1 million workers caused by the sharp increase in work-related deaths, which jumped by almost one third in 2007 to 67, from a figure of 51 in 2006, and 31 workers deaths being recorded already this year according to the Health and Safety Authority, particularly in regard to the high level of fatalities in the fishing, farming and construction sectors, with the Government failing to address the overall high incidence or provide adequate protection structures.

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois-Offaly, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the escalating cycle of gangland style shootings and violence on the streets of Dublin city, as evidenced most recently by the indiscriminate discharge of firearms and use of handguns in three different city locations in broad daylight over the past 24 hours; the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to ensure adequate resources are made available to the Garda Síochána to deal with this issue; and the need for a robust and decisive Government strategy to tackle gangland crime and lawlessness on our streets.

Photo of Bernard AllenBernard Allen (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the unacceptable situation at Cork University Hospital where the hospital managers and consultant staff are in conflict about the delivery of health services to patients.

Photo of Seymour CrawfordSeymour Crawford (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the wanton waste of taxpayers' money where a recently refurbished ward in Monaghan General Hospital was taken out of service and the beds put in storage and now the other refurbished 50-bed unit at a cost of €5 million is also being taken out of on call service, by November if possible, thus leaving Monaghan General Hospital something similar to a home for the elderly with more than 100 fewer beds in a currently overstretched system. Only a change of Minister and a change of direction can stop this wanton waste, which is the start of a national roll-out under the current management.

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Tar éis breithniú a dhéanamh ar na nithe ardaithe, níl siad in ord faoi Bhuan-Ordú 32. Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.