Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
An Ceann Comhairle: Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Deputy Olivia Mitchell: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss a matter of urgent importance, namely, the mistakes in yesterday’s leaving certificate higher level accountancy paper, which caused great upset in my constituency at a time of great stress for higher level students, and the need for clarification that those who would not have chosen to answer the only questions available to them in the early part of the exam will not be penalised. The Minister must be conscious that unless she gives immediate assurance to those students, this major error will have a further negative impact on performance in the remaining exams this week.
Deputy Finian McGrath: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance and concern, namely, the urgent need for the Government to establish a new institutionally independent child death review mechanism to ensure that vulnerable children living in State care get the protection they deserve, and call on the Government to support the Ombudsman for Children, Ms Emily Logan, on this matter and other child protection-related issues.
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