Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Dáil Eireann Debate
An Ceann Comhairle: Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32 and will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Deputy Finian McGrath: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the need for action to deal with assaults on young children in the Marino and Fairview areas of Dublin 3 and to ensure that more community gardaí are on the beat in this area and to demand action to deal with the culprits to prevent further assaults and serious injury and to make this a priority issue.
Deputy Thomas P. Broughan: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following matter: the need for the Minister for Transport to make an urgent statement to the House on the steps he is taking to respond to the stranding of tens of thousands of air passengers in Ireland and abroad; if he will also outline what other forms of connectivity are being enhanced to deal with the current crisis; while acknowledging the safety-critical nature of air travel and the paramount importance of protecting air passengers and aviation staff, whether he will report on when he believes air travel will fully resume, what information has been reviewed in respect of the operation of aircraft and the opening of airspace given these extreme conditions and how he has liaised with European Union transport ministers to facilitate the earliest safe resumption of aviation.
Deputy Fergus O’Dowd: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the ongoing closure of Irish and European airspace caused by the volcanic ash cloud, and its impact on tens of thousands of stranded Irish passengers abroad and on the economy in general.
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Molaim an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32 chun an ghné seo a phlé: the urgent need for the Government to abandon its plans to impose water charges on ordinary households and in particular its intention, unveiled by the Minister yesterday, to base the rates on the German model, which charges its citizens more for water than any other country in the world and instead to upgrade the water distribution network, from which up to 58% of water supplies are wasted at present, as a fairer and more cost effective approach to water conservation.
Deputy James Bannon: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent matter: the dreadful impact of the new carbon tax, which is to apply from 01 May 2010 to kerosene, marked gas oil, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil and natural gas at between 6% and 7% plus VAT, to the detriment of the already decimated farming and business sectors under the stewardship of the Government.
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