Dáil debates

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

 

11:00 am

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Ceann Comhairle; Louth, Ceann Comhairle)
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Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a notice under Standing Order 32.

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
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I am delighted that the Taoiseach has said he will provide all the answers because this issue is important.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: to build the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at St. Vincent's Hospital; deplores the delays on this project; and, finally, calls on the Minister and Government to make this unit a priority project. We discussed this before the summer recess. Will the Taoiseach haul some of these guys in to see what is going in the HSE and the Department of Health and Children and let them get on with building this unit? There are 100,000 unemployed construction workers who are looking for work.

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Ceann Comhairle; Louth, Ceann Comhairle)
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The Deputy is in the business of embellishment at this stage.

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
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As far as I know, and the Minister for Finance can confirm it, €20 million is ring-fenced for this issue.

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Ceann Comhairle; Louth, Ceann Comhairle)
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The Deputy is heavily into the embellishment business at this stage.

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
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It is a disgrace that families with cystic fibrosis are still waiting-----

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Ceann Comhairle; Louth, Ceann Comhairle)
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Second Stage contributions are not contemplated under Standing Order 32.

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
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-----since before the summer recess. They were made promises by all parties in this House and the Government in particular said it would deliver.

Photo of Séamus KirkSéamus Kirk (Ceann Comhairle; Louth, Ceann Comhairle)
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Having considered the matter raised, it is not in order under Standing Order 32.