Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office. I call on Deputy Hayes to state his matter.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter of national importance: the need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to address the serious jobs crisis in Tipperary town, the urgent need to attract industry to the area and the urgency of providing a replacement industry following the closure of PALL Ireland Limited.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the need for the Minister for Health and Children to pursue a speedy resolution to the public health doctors' dispute which leaves the population dangerously and unacceptably exposed and which is jeopardising prep arations for the Special Olympics and endangering their viability.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the crisis in drug addiction, particularly in Dublin city where there are an estimated 20,000 heroin addicts, which represents a failure of Government policy, the scandalous cut-backs which have recently been imposed at this Government's direction on drug treatment organisations, including the Merchant's Quay project which has been to the forefront in drug treatment and rehabilitation, and the complete lack of initiative or action by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform against organised crime when drug-related gangland murders are an increasingly regular occurrence.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest which requires urgent attention: the serious growth in crime levels which has seen an increase of 44% in the level of headline offences over the past two years and which in this weekend alone has seen a serious violent assault on a young man in the centre of Dublin and the sixth reported gangland killing since the beginning of the year; and the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to outline the measures he intends to take to deal with the crisis in crime and to ensure the safety of citizens.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the industrial dispute involving public health doctors, the suspension of monitoring of infectious diseases such as meningitis, measles and SARS at a time when there are two suspected cases of SARS and a high risk of contracting SARS during the busiest travelling holiday week of the year and the suspension of all emergency cover by public health doctors from Holy Thursday to Easter Tuesday.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the decision by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to abolish Dúchas in view of the fact that this decision conflicts with the Government's national heritage plan.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest: the Government's short-sighted policy of selling off State properties such as the former social welfare office at Barrack Street, Dundalk, while continuing to pay excessive rents for other properties occupied by Departments given that when local authorities are starved of building land, State owned property should not be sold, but should be made available to local authorities for the building of social and affordable housing and the provision of essential services.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest which requires urgent consideration: the need in the European Year of People with Disabilities for the Government to prove its commitment to the basic human rights of disabled people in Ireland and throughout the world by strongly supporting at EU and international levels the campaign for a United Nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities and to back this at home by introducing a new rights-based Disabilities Bill without delay.

Having given the matters full consideration, I do not consider them to be contemplated by Standing Order 31 and therefore I cannot grant leave to move the motions.