Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 702 No. 2

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notice to my office.

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss an issue of major national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Minister for Transport to ensure the creation of more than 300 jobs by Ryanair at Dublin Airport, and for them to facilitate fruitful discussions——

Deputy Michael Kennedy: Information on Michael Kennedy  Zoom on Michael Kennedy  Would the Deputy’s leader not speak for him?

[244]Deputy Fergus O’Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  I gave notice of this matter before the leader decided what he was doing.

Deputy Billy Timmins: Information on Billy Timmins  Zoom on Billy Timmins  The Taoiseach speaks for Deputy Kennedy.

(Interruptions).

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  Deputy O’Dowd should be allowed to speak without interruption.

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  ——between all relevant parties so that these jobs are created in Dublin rather than in another country.

Deputy Finian McGrath: Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an issue of national importance and concern, namely, the urgent need to, first, support all victims of thalidomide, second, to support strongly the 32 families, and, finally, to call on the Minister for Health and Children to revisit the issue of State compensation as a matter of urgency.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.


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