Thursday, 30 April 2009
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 urgent need to preserve jobs in all existing companies as a major strategy in economic recovery and the need for the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to work more closely with these firms as a priority and as a start in this process to preserve jobs to push the latest five bids for SR Technics on the north side of Dublin in order to maximise the level of sustainable employment and I call on the Government to act now.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threat to the Irish economy, which under the current Government is shrinking faster than any other developed country, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute. GDP will have dropped by 11.6% between 2008 and 2010, levels not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In the spirit of Nero fiddling while Rome burned the perceived architect of the country's misfortune seems unable to act constructively or decisively, increasing the treat to national stability.
I seek leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 on a specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, in view of the designation yesterday by the World Health Organisation that level five status has been afforded to the influenza disease caused by the H1N1 virus - known as swine flu - and the statement by the Director General of the WHO that the global spread of the disease is almost inevitable and the opinion of the chief medical officer, Dr. Tony Holohan that we may expect to see some positive cases in this country, I ask that a full debate take place during which the Minister for Health and Children can inform the House, and by extension the country, of the measures currently in place and any proposed measures that might be considered necessary to curtail the spread of the disease and to minimise the risk to the public.