Dáil debates

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil Under Standing Order 32

 

10:30 am

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a notice under Standing Order 32. I call Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the IFA are rightly highlighting the wrong being done to the farmers of Ireland at present. Let us compare what they get paid for their produce to the price the consumer pays for it over the counter. The multinational food companies have a good deal to answer for. Everyone knows that from farm to gate is the most expensive part of food production and from gate to plate is the most profitable part. This is not right.

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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Deputy, that was not included in your notice. Will you stick to what is included in your notice?

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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No problem.

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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Thank you. The matter is not in order under Standing Order 32.