Thursday, 26 March 2009
Dáil Eireann Debate
Deputy Seymour Crawford: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an urgent issue of local and national importance, namely, the removal of staff by the HSE north-east, from Pathways rehabilitation unit in Cavan General Hospital, causing serious trauma and hardship to patients and their families. This unit has given new hope to many individuals who had suffered from either strokes or accidents and it is vital that units such as this are not the victims of various forms of Government mismanagement. There are still major consultative meetings that many managers attend to discuss matters pertaining to the aged and disabled, but frontline staff is not a priority and this House can no longer ignore this situation.
Deputy James Bannon: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threat to the economic viability of the midlands posed by the potential loss of the Alienware plant in Athlone, a subsidiary of Dell, with the 70 jobs there being relocated to Poland, as a direct result of the lack of competitiveness and high costs engendered by the current Government.
Deputy Finian McGrath: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an issue of national importance, namely, the urgent need to retain SR Technics as a major part of the Irish economy and call on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and IDA Ireland to support the current proposals to save the 1,135 jobs and ensure that this valuable industry and aviation service is retained in Ireland.
An Ceann Comhairle: Tar éis breithnithe a dhéanamh ar na nithe ardaithe, níl siad in ord faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. Having considered the matters raised, I do not consider them to be in order under Standing Order 32.
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