Before proceeding to the Order of Business proper I propose to deal with a notice of motion from Deputy Ned O'Keeffe. I now call on Deputy O'Keeffe to state the matter of which he has given notice to me.
Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.
In accordance with Standing Order 30 I wish to request leave to move the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the need to upgrade Mallow Racecourse as I consider it to be a matter of urgent public importance. I would like to know the reason for the delay.
Having considered the matter fully I do not consider it to be one contemplated by our Standing Orders. Therefore, I cannot grant leave to move the motion. My office has advised the Deputy that this is essentially a matter for the Irish Horse Racing Authority.