Thursday, 5 May 2005
Request to Move Adjournment of Seanad under Standing Order 29.
In the past 24 hours I have been provided with information that has led me to request a motion for the adjournment of the House on a specific and important matter, namely, the crisis in Marino Institute of Education. It appears that the operation of the board and the conduct of its members has resulted in a legal fiasco. I wish the House to examine to role of the Svengali-like figures on the legal committee of the board who pushed the institute into taking a disastrous legal action that has cost so much money that the normal work of the institute cannot continue. The role of the person who said that the institute was sitting on 38 acres of prime land in north Dublin, it should get back to work and then set up a meeting of the board in an office of Treasury Holdings must be analysed. I feel these matters need to be discussed. This man is a former chairman of one of the docks operations.