Dáil debates

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

 

4:00 pm

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Anois, iarratais chun tairisceana a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32.

Photo of Caoimhghín Ó CaoláinCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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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.

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 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.

Deputies:

Hear, hear.

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Labour)
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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.

Photo of Tom HayesTom Hayes (Tipperary South, Fine Gael)
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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?

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Tar éis breithnithe a dhéanamh ar na nitheardaithe, níl siad in ord faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. Having considered the matters raised, I do not consider them to be in order under Standing Order 32.

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Zero tolerance.