Wednesday, 16 February 2005
Dáil Eireann Debate
Mr. Morgan: I seek leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following matter of urgent public concern, namely, the refusal of the EPA to attend the hearings into the granting of a draft licence to Indaver Ireland for a municipal and toxic waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy, County Cork and the necessity for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to intervene to ensure the board of the EPA is held accountable to the public by forcing its representatives to attend the remainder of the hearings, which are ongoing.
Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I seek leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the Dáil on the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the need for the Minister for State with responsibility for the national drugs strategy to report on Government plans to combat the worst case drugs scenario for the country, namely the establishment of a crack cocaine culture in Dublin city, following the revelations that Ireland now has the second highest rate of cocaine usage in Europe, and the arrest of two suspected crack cocaine dealers recently.
Mr. Sargent: I seek to have the business of the House adjourned under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of urgent national and international importance, namely, to appraise the Dáil of the Government’s failure to date to prepare Ireland for compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, which comes into effect today, and its successors which provide that reductions will be far more stringent that the original protocol. It is expected that Ireland will have an overrun of over 40% on 1990 levels by 2010, posing enormous fines on taxpayers.
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