Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 608 No. 141

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.

Mr. Crowe: Information on Sean Crowe  Zoom on Sean Crowe  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of urgent public and national concern, namely, to allow the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to report to the House on delays that are occurring with post due to staff shortages which are a result of management’s refusal to recruit additional staff until they have forced the unions to agree to no contract and productivity stipulations; to ask if he is aware that no new staff have been recruited since 2003, during which time 600 people have left, and that this has resulted in situations such as mail being moved from Clondalkin to Portlaoise and back to Dublin again due to staff shortages, with resulting delays of days in delivery; and for him to report on what measures he has taken to avert the impending industrial action to which the above has contributed.

Mr. Ferris: Information on Martin Ferris  Zoom on Martin Ferris  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the withdrawal of the angiography service at Kerry General Hospital and the urgent need for a full-time cardiologist to be appointed there.

Mr. Morgan: Information on Arthur Morgan  Zoom on Arthur Morgan  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of urgent public concern, namely the need to ensure that certain newspapers cannot publish fiction presented as fact simply to earn more money for their fat cat owners, as witnessed on Sunday last; also the introduction of sanctions to ensure that Tony O’Reilly or any newspaper cannot gain financially from such actions.

Mr. Broughan: Information on Thomas P. Broughan  Zoom on Thomas P. Broughan  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the serious difficulties at An Post in view of the imminent strike action by postal workers, the deteriorating postal service, especially the plummeting rate of next day deliveries and the effects of full postal deregulation on An Post as recently outlined by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources; and the need for the Government to intervene.

Mr. Durkan: Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the worsening [665]labour relations situation in An Post with the resultant risk of industrial action; and the immediate need for the Minister to intervene with a view to resolution.

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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