Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 728 No. 7

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I call Deputy Ó Snodaigh followed by Deputy Niall Collins.

Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh  Ba mhaith liom an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32 chun an cheist rí-thábhachtach seo a phlé, the urgent need for the Minister for Education and Skills to recognise that the previous Government’s decision to retrospectively increase the pupil-teacher ratio in gaelscoileanna was contrary to the stated objective in its programme for Government to reduce class sizes; for this Government to adhere to its promise to protect front line services in education by reversing this decision, which will lead to the loss of teachers in a number of gaelscoileanna, including Gaelscoil Inse Chor in Dublin; and to clearly commit to reducing class sizes and the pupil-teacher ratio during its term.

Deputy Niall Collins: Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins  I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate an issue of major public importance requiring immediate consideration, namely, the financial [807]hardship experienced by thousands of small and medium businesses who act as commercial rate payers and employers due to the lack of a coherent plan, strategy or policy by the current Government’s parties at both local and national level to reduce commercial rate charges——

Deputy Emmet Stagg: Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg  Talk about neck.

Deputy Niall Collins: Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins  ——which are having a detrimental effect on sustaining existing jobs and creating new employment in Limerick, the mid-west and across the country.

Deputy Joe Carey: Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey  Good man. He is not long changing hats.

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


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