Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the following matter of national and regional importance, namely, the need for the Ministers for Transport and Finance to reverse the decision to halt the building of 78 major road schemes, including the N2 Dublin to Derry primary route from Clontibret, County Monaghan, to the border with County Tyrone, which involves the essential bypass of the town of Emyvale, County Monaghan; and the need to proceed with these schemes to complete essential transport infrastructure and to prevent further redundancy and ensure continuing employment in the already depressed construction industry.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threat to public health and the environment caused by the failure of the Government to provide a central, secure storage facility for nuclear waste. Currently, unwanted materials are held at 80 diverse locations, mislaid or inadvertently dumped, with the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland stating that such storage represented an accident waiting to happen.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the following matter of national and regional importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Transport to urgently report to the Dáil and ensure that critical Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann fleets and services are fully maintained and protected and that the current programmes of cutbacks are immediately halted given the vital role of buses for commuters and workers across Ireland; if he will indicate what steps he is taking to address the current industrial relations crises at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann; and if he and the Government will urgently use all of the industrial relations mechanisms of the State to avoid a disruption to bus services from next week.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the following matter of national and regional importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to take action to protect the public interest in view of an incident that occurred in Tipperary town on St. Patrick's Day and the significant concern expressed locally and nationally and if he will outline his policy to ensure that the public is protected from the violence and recurrent public order offences. Is a policy in place to ensure that the public is protected from these offences and that offences can be prevented in the future? Will the Minister make the Judiciary aware of the high level of anxiety and anger about the level of recurrence of these offences and a feeling that they are not being dealt with adequately?