Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Request to Move Adjournment of the Seanad under Standing Order 29
I wish to move a motion under Standing Order 29 for the Adjournment of the House on a specific and important matter of public interest, namely, the water supply crisis in Galway. More than 90,000 people are affected by the contamination of the water supply in Galway, resulting in 93 cases so far of serious gastric illnesses and the people of the county being denied their basic human right of access to water. The former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, has said, "Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and, therefore, a basic human right." Contaminated water jeopardises both the physical and social health of all people.