Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Wednesday, 30 January 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 1

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An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31 dealing with two different topics. I will deal with them separately and will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices. I received notice from Deputy Healy and I call on him to state the matter.

Mr. Healy: Information on Seamus Healy  Zoom on Seamus Healy  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of immediate national importance: the failure of the Minister for Education and Science since April 2001 to appoint a single design team for extensions to national schools throughout the country, leaving hundreds of schools nationwide in limbo, with severe overcrowding and unsuitable, unsafe and leaking temporary accommodation.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Having considered the matter fully, I do not consider it to be contemplated by Standing Order 31. I received notice from Deputy Sargent in regard to the second topic and I now call on him to raise the matter.

Mr. Sargent: Information on Trevor Sargent  Zoom on Trevor Sargent  I wish Dáil Éireann to be adjourned to address the deep concerns of all employed at and depending upon Aer Lingus, which faces a most uncertain future that depends on the result of the pilots' vote on strike action, which will be known tomorrow at midday.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Having considered the matter fully, I do not consider it to be contemplated by Standing Order 31.


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