Dáil debates

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

 

4:00 pm

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 number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they were submitted their notices.

Photo of Martin FerrisMartin Ferris (Kerry North-West Limerick, Sinn Fein)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: to discuss the fact that the pharmaceutical centre of excellence proposed by the GPCE company, to be based in Tralee with the potential to create a large number of much-needed jobs in the area-----

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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Can we have some order please? The Deputy is on his feet. The Deputy may now proceed.

Photo of Martin FerrisMartin Ferris (Kerry North-West Limerick, Sinn Fein)
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I thank the Ceann Comhairle. The pharmaceutical centre of excellence proposed by the GPCE company, to be based in Tralee with the potential to create a large number of much-needed jobs in the area is in danger of locating elsewhere due to the manner in which State employment and investment agencies have dealt with the proposal, with the possibility that the group involved may decide to locate its operations in Derry, despite having chosen Tralee as its first option when the project was first proposed in 2010; and the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation to engage proactively with the company to ensure this opportunity is not lost.

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 debate the following urgent matter: the lack of support from the Government and the IDA for the proposed Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence, which had intended to locate and establish itself in this country but which unfortunately, because it is getting better concessions and assistance, now apparently will go to the North of Ireland; at a time when everything in our power should be done to set up jobs here and at this late stage I call on the Government and the IDA to wake up and try to keep the proposed jobs here, as the management of the company is bitterly disappointed with the lack of assistance it has been given in its efforts to place the jobs here, while in contrast, Invest Northern Ireland is doing everything it can to attract the jobs to the North.

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the proposed restorative justice and reparations scheme of Justice for Magdalenes for all survivors of the Magdalene laundries as the Irish Human Rights Commission recently published an assessment of this proposed scheme in which it recommended the State establish a statutory mechanism to investigate the matters advanced by Justice for Magdalenes, and, in appropriate cases, to grant redress where warranted, and as the time is ripe for the Government to finally apologise to the survivors of this institutional abuse and to seriously consider a lump sum compensation scheme.

Photo of Peter FitzpatrickPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: to discuss the huge loss to the Exchequer as a result of illegal fuel laundering and the difficulties being experienced by fuel traders in County Louth and elsewhere who are unable to compete against this illegal activity.

Photo of Caoimhghín Ó CaoláinCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the need for the Ministers for Finance and Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation to act with urgency in accordance with the commitments in the programme for Government and the jobs initiative to prevent the destruction of viable businesses by financial institutions whose refusal to extend credit and unnecessary and punitive actions against viable enterprises are leading to widespread unemployment, further economic decline and intolerable distress for individuals.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the reluctance of certain persons to co-operate with the Director of Corporate Enforcement in matters relating to company law and banking procedures and where there are suggestions of failure to comply with statutory requirements in respect of proper fiduciary practice, good governance and the need for due diligence, the existence of possible misfeasance or malfeasance, the need to determine whether such reluctant witnesses can be encouraged to give evidence by way of subpoena or alternative, having particular regard to the magnitude of financial responsibility thrust upon the taxpayer arising from the foregoing and possible reckless trading with a view to ensuring that such practices do not and cannot continue with impunity.

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.