Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 601 No. 5

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Mr. F. McGrath: Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the resignation of one of our top educationalists, Caoimhe Máirtín, from Coláiste Mhuire training college, Marino, Dublin; the urgent need to retain quality people in education; the need to expose bullying and sleaze and the need for financial accountability.

Ms O’Sullivan: Information on Jan O'Sullivan  Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the need for the Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Hanafin, to order an immediate inquiry into allegations of bullying and other internal difficulties within the Marino College of Education.

Mr. Naughten: Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the procedures employed by Teagasc’s estate agency to move cattle off its research facility in Ballinamore, County Leitrim; the urgent need for the Minister for Agriculture and Food to clarify the steps taken by the agency, including compliance with her Department’s movement regulations, and the action, if any, she intends to take to return the stock to the farm in question.

Mr. Crawford: Information on Seymour Crawford  Zoom on Seymour Crawford  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the fact that surgical services at both Cavan and Monaghan general hospitals are not being fully utilised at a time when the health services are in chaos and private services are being paid for under the national treatment purchase scheme, and when it is clear from statements made by the Taoiseach last week in the Dáil that he is not aware of the crisis in accident and emergency departments; and the consequent need an urgent need for a full debate which it is to be hoped will lead to full utilisation of the relevant equipment and services.

Mr. O’Shea: Information on Brian O'Shea  Zoom on Brian O'Shea  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the serious economic implications for Dungarvan and the west Waterford area generally and for Waterford city of the announcement by Waterford Crystal of the proposed closure of its Dungarvan plant, the further job losses at Kilbarry, the need for the Government to enter into immediate discussions with the management to determine if any of the jobs can be saved, the need for the industrial development agencies to give priority to seeking alternative projects for the area and the need for the Government to [1219]expedite the promised decentralisation of Ordnance Survey Ireland to Dungarvan.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  I call Deputy Crowe.

Mr. Crowe: Information on Sean Crowe  Zoom on Sean Crowe  I do not wish to raise a matter.

Mr. J. Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins  I have a matter.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  I will get to Deputy Higgins eventually. I call Deputy Enright.

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Ms Enright: Information on Olwyn Enright  Zoom on Olwyn Enright  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the ongoing crisis at Marino College of Education which culminated in the resignation of the head of the college, the need for a comprehensive investigation into the events that led to this resignation, including a full examination of working conditions at the college, and the necessity of holding an inquiry to ascertain the use that has been made of the Exchequer funding allocated to the college.

Mr. Morgan: Information on Arthur Morgan  Zoom on Arthur Morgan  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the proposed closure of the Waterford Crystal factory at Dungarvan, County Waterford, with the loss of 485 jobs there and in Waterford city, and the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to intervene to prevent this devastating economic blow to the south east.

Mr. J. Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the devastating proposal by the Waterford Wedgewood group to close its plant in Dungarvan with the loss of more than 400 jobs, the need to discuss why this callous decision was made and the need for a full discussion on this issue.

Mr. Boyle: Information on Dan Boyle  Zoom on Dan Boyle  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: to allow the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to make statements to the House regarding the refusal of immigration officials at Cork Airport to allow entry to an Australian citizen travelling to this country for the purpose of a job interview and his subsequent imprisonment at a Cork Garda station.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.


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