Dáil Éireann - Volume 665 - 30 October, 2008

Requests to Move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

  An Ceann Comhairle: Anois, iarratais chun tairisceana a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. Requests to move the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32.

  Deputy James Bannon: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an issue of national importance, namely, Ireland’s unsustainable ecological footprint which according to the World Wildlife Fund report ranks Ireland as tenth in a list of countries which rely on the ecological resources of other countries to prop up their lifestyles and economic growth, thereby using up the earth’s diminishing resources at a faster rate than most other countries.

  Deputy Thomas P. Broughan: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss an issue of local and national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Transport to make an urgent statement to the Dáil on the breakdown of talks between the board and management of Aer Lingus and SIPTU, and if he will ensure that the full mechanisms of the State’s industrial relations apparatus will be utilised to facilitate the resumption of those talks with the aim of avoiding at all costs serious disruptions for the travelling public and the Aer Lingus workforce and a severe setback for the whole economy of north and west Dublin.

  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to address the following matter of national importance requiring urgent consideration, namely, the growing economic pressure on families in the farming sector and the need for the Government to introduce a range of measures including the carrying out by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the promised review of costings under the farm waste management scheme, the need to restore the grant under the scheme to 70% of costs and to extend the scheme to June 2009.

  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, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.